MIIS Students Land More Fulbright Awards Per Capita than Students at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Princeton
Good things can come in small packages. According to data released this week by the U.S. Department of State, students from the Monterey Institute landed more Fulbright awards per capita than every top ten university in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, and had a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools.
It’s hard to think of a more inspiring setting for a day of structured intercultural activities than the natural beauty of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the fall. Every year Professor Peter Grothe invites students in his popular course in intercultural communication—as well as students from all degree programs at MIIS—for an all-day retreat in Big Sur.
Professor Jan Knippers Black has had a passion for freedom, fairness and social justice ever since she traveled to Chile as part of the very first class of Peace Corps Volunteers in 1962. Recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA, Jan will receive another honor on Saturday, October 22 when the Monterey County Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present her with their annual Ralph B. Atkinson Civil Liberties Award.
On Saturday, October 8, an estimated three hundred people gathered at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus to participate in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The day began with a screening of the film “An American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver” and continued with panel discussions about the early years of the Peace Corps and the impact of service on careers. After an international tea and coffee reception, guests filled the Irvine Auditorium for a sold-out lecture by renowned author and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul Theroux.
Join us for a day of celebration on Saturday, October 8 with the renowned author and travel writer Paul Theroux and including panel discussions, movie showings and a “Bazaar” themed reception displaying the MIIS/Peace Corps experience in all its wonderful colors and flavors.
Time and time again we hear stories of Monterey Institute students who launch a career through one of their immersive learning experiences, or of professors inspiring students to seek internships that lead to a job after graduation. Less often, we learn about students who actually write a class paper about their future job.
The Aspen Institute has once again recognized the Fisher International MBA Program at the Monterey Institute as one of the world’s Top 100 MBA programs integrating social and environmental stewardship. The 2011-2012 edition of the Aspen Institute’s biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranked the Fisher Program number 33 on its list of the top 100 business programs.
It was another banner—or rather, headline—week for experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), as they were quoted in multiple different national media outlets while offering their insights on a wide variety of security issues.
The Monterey Institute today announced the purchase of the building and property at 499 Van Buren Street, on the corner of Jefferson and Van Buren Streets. The 10,490-square-foot building currently houses the professional offices of the law firm of Horan, Lloyd, Karachale, Dyer, Schwartz, Law & Cook.
The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching incoming international students from various degree programs with enthusiastic local families. The program provides a unique opportunity for students and local families to share their cultures and backgrounds with one another and learn something new. The local families are not expected to provide students with a place to stay, but rather to invite students to explore life outside of the campus.