Former Monterey Institute Frontier Market Scout Elliot Rosenberg’s new social venture, Favela Experience, is connecting World Cup fans with safe accommodations provided by people living in favelas, the tight-knit slum communities of Rio.
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Recent Monterey Institute alumnus Amer Barghouth landed an exciting high-level position in his chosen field of renewable energy management less than three weeks after graduation, and says the training and education he received at MIIS prepared him well.
MIIS Board Member Jed Smith has presented the Monterey Institute community with an exciting challenge. If 250 alumni and friends of the Institute make a gift of any size in the next 25 days, he will match these gifts with $25,000 for financial aid. Spread the word!
Toastmaster Magazine recently highlighted the unique character of the MIIS Club, where members have partnered with the school’s translation and interpretation program to offer presentations in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian that are interpreted simultaneously into those four languages, Japanese, and French.
Even at a conference that attracts over 8000 international educators from around the world, it was hard to miss the large Monterey Institute delegation. Faculty, staff, students and alumni gave presentations and hosted sessions at the national NAFSA conference in San Diego.
Friends and family members from near and far gathered in Monterey on Saturday to celebrate the achievements of 278 students from 40 countries at the Monterey Institute Spring Commencement. Sounds of cheers and laughter mixed in with ceremonial bagpipes echoed through town, signaling new beginnings for an accomplished group of graduates.
An anonymous donor has given $2.1 million to create two new scholarship funds honoring the former and current presidents of the Monterey Institute.
The Monterey Institute now ranks second in the nation for participants in the Peace Corps Masters International programs, with 25 students currently on assignment in partnering countries.
The new Center on Social Impact Learning at the Monterey Institute will focus on social entrepreneurship and impact investing, overseeing the existing Frontier Market Scouts program and adding new programs aimed at training students for careers in developing economies.
For the second year in a row, Monterey Institute students dominated the Televic Simultaneous Interpreting Competition in Newcastle, England, taking first, third and fifth place in the competition.