Global Impact of MIIS Highlighted in Over One Hundred Stories

The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute.  One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories.  The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.

MIIS Translation and Interpretation Programs Lauded in Deseret News

In a recent column in the Salt Lake City area‘s Deseret News, alumnus Adam Wooten (MAT/MBA '06) emphasizes that conversational skills and even fluency in another language do not in any way compare to the formal graduate education required to be successful as a high-level translator and interpreter. Wooten is vice president of the Globalization Group Inc. and teaches a translation and technology course at Brigham Young University.

Mike Garnett, TESOL Alum and B.U.I.L.D. Co-founder

Recent graduate Mike Garnett (TESOL’10) discusses B.U.I.L.D., the up and coming language learning collaborative at MIIS.

1) We’re in the Samson Center and even though it’s dead in here, I can still distinguish about four different languages around us. I hear you may have something to do with this? What is this B.U.I.L.D. initiative people have been telling me about?

Sara Ferree: Sparking Grassroots Development from San Francisco to Women's Organizations Worldwide

I am really lucky to have a job and even more lucky to have one in the field I wanted to work in, doing the work I enjoy in a way that follows my values.

After earning an undergraduate degree in economics, I spent two years in Jamaica with the Peace Corps. When I returned to the U.S. in 2005, I worked for a non-profit that was not internationally focused. While the experience was worthwhile, I felt a desire to get back into international development work.

Location

Global Fund for Women
222 Sutter St. Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States
37° 47' 24.0072" N, 122° 24' 16.4988" W

Winter Commencement: 102 Students from 21 Countries Celebrate Degrees

Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.

Caitlin Cali: MBA Alumna Discovers the Power of Storytelling through Social Media

Whether one voice or a thousand voices, there is always a story to be told.

A typical day at The Women's International Perspective begins in the best way possible: with a hug from baby Daniel. Founder and CEO of The WIP, Kate Daniels, is not only a motivated entrepreneur but also a proud mother to the most beautiful 1-year old I've ever seen. But perhaps I'm a little biased.

Location

Seattle, WA
United States
47° 36' 22.356" N, 122° 19' 55.4556" W

Net Impact Spotlights MIIS Efforts to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2016

Clayton Snyder (MAIEP/MBA ’10), former leader of the Monterey chapter of Net Impact, and current manager of environmental project fulfillment at CBS, is the featured member profiled in the newest edition of Leading Business, a Net Impact publication. As a dual-degree MBA and International Environmental Policy student at the Monterey Institute, Clayton took a very active role in creating a strategy to fulfill the Institute’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2016.

Patricia Szasz, ESL Program Director

Patricia Szasz1. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

Center for Advising and Career Services Provides Lifelong Alumni Support, Professional Development

The Monterey Institute’s Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) opened in the summer of 2009 with increased capacity to assist current students as well as alumni. Once you become a student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, you have in fact signed up for lifelong career services. CACS offers a wide range of services from advising current students on their courses or study paths to helping them get a job or launch a career after graduation. 

Ashley Blacow: Influencing Policy Towards Ocean Conservation & Marine Protection

When possible, I tailored all of my courses, papers, and projects at the Monterey Institute to dive deeper into ocean conservation issues, such as the current threats our oceans face and marine resource management, and to identify the gaps in science and management that would help ensure the protection of marine ecosystem health. Much of my studies, including an internship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, focused on Marine Protected Areas.

Location

99 Pacific Street, Suite 155C
Monterey, CA 93940
United States
36° 36' 13.9572" N, 121° 53' 40.6248" W