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Frontier Market Scouts Return from Summer Adventures in Four Continents

The Frontier Market Scouts program at the Monterey Institute selects and trains aspiring professionals who are seeking a career in social venture and impact investing. This year, the program has placed over 20 people in 13 countries, working with social enterprises, impact investment funds and social accelerator programs for a period of two to six months.

Local Businesses, Non-Profits Connect with MIIS Students at Information Fair

Making connections was the theme of the day at the Samson Student Center on Friday, August 24 when 38 local businesses, non-profit organizations and clubs introduced their services and opportunities at the second annual Monterey Institute Information Fair. It was also a gathering that brought new and continuing students together as they all focused on the task of settling in for a new year of studies in Monterey.

MIIS Welcomes One of Its Largest Classes Ever, Launches Three New Degree Programs

The fall 2012 class at MIIS is one of the largest incoming classes in the 57-year history of the Institute, at 420 students. The group includes students hailing from 35 countries and speaking 28 languages.

Unique English Language and Culture Program at MIIS Highlighted by Monterey Herald

Every year in August, the Monterey Institute hosts a group of about 40 undergraduate students from University of Shimane in Japan for a unique English language learning experience. Longtime MIIS Professor Tsuneo Akaha spearheaded the development of this four-week program, which places a strong emphasis on immersing the students in American culture.

Many MIIS Students Spent Summer in Monterey Learning New Languages

“We had an amazing summer,” says Alicia Brent, director of Intensive and Custom Language Programs at the Monterey Institute, of the annual Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP). She adds that both “students and faculty kept the bar very high this year, giving 150% of themselves, Olympic-style! They should be very proud of their accomplishments, as I certainly am!”

Alumni Profile: Working to Improve the Lives of Women and Children in Pakistan

Working at a non-profit providing legal aid to the impoverished in his native Pakistan, Amir Murtaza (MAIPS ’07) saw how poor women and their children were treated socially and to some extent also legally, as second-class citizens. He set out to study the marginalized in developing countries where patriarchal and feudal systems often worked to the disadvantage of the most vulnerable. “I was lucky to have had a great education and a supportive family,” says Amir, who set out to do his part to give a voice to and improve the lives of the disenfranchised.

Alumna at the Forefront of Rapidly Growing Localization Profession

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VMWare Inc.
3401 Hillview Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States
37° 24' 6.0624" N, 122° 8' 43.5768" W

Fulbright Exchange Students from 29 Countries to Gather at MIIS for Intensive Training

Today, 36 students representing the best and the brightest from around the world will gather at the Monterey Institute of International Studies to begin a four-week training program designed to prepare them for a successful experience as Fulbright Program international exchange students.

Experience MIIS Students’ Summer Fellowships and Internships through the MIIS Abroad Blog

The Monterey’s Institute’s commitment to immersive learning includes an emphasis on summer fellowship and internship opportunities all over the world. These placements put students on the ground using and further developing their skills while working on real-world issues in a professional capacity with organizations of all sizes and shapes, from UNESCO to frontier market entrepreneurs.

MPA Alumnus Richard Crothers Maintains His “Court Vision” in Burundi

“Growing up in rural southern Idaho, I wasn’t imbued with any sort of desire to work internationally,” says Richard Crothers (MPA ’97), who would be lured abroad to play basketball in South America and Switzerland. “I gradually began to see the world differently,” and the Monterey Institute was a great springboard for an internationally-focused career. With his new degree, he went back to Europe to participate in the establishment of the European Voluntary Service for the European Union.