A tag for student, alumni, faculty, and staff stories with an international setting for the "Monterey Abroad" pages.

Nate Maynard: 2014 Fulbright Scholar

Program: International Environmental Policy, Concentration in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Location

Taiwan
23° 41' 52.116" N, 120° 57' 37.854" E

Teryn Wolfe: 2014 Fulbright Scholar

Program: International Environmental Policy, Concentration in Business, Sustainability and Development

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Location

Colombia

Class Transforms MIIS Student’s Concept of International Development, Opens Up Career Opportunities

Xiao’ou Zhu (MAIPS ’14) says she has always been interested in international development work, but that she had a very narrow view of what that meant until she came to the Monterey Institute. Her view before could best be described as a “brick and mortar” view of development involving official development assistance (ODA) and infrastructure support. That all changed when she took Professor Nukhet Kardam’s Development Theory and Practice class; “it opened a window into the possibilities of international development,” says Xiao’ou.

“Tierra de Agua,” New Documentary Film by MIIS students - Premieres as Part of Earth Week

“Tierra de Agua,” a new documentary by three Monterey Institute Public Administration students, Cristina Lopez (MPA ’13), Manuel Martinez (MPA ’13) and Richard Hansen (MPA ’13), explores the different existing dimensions (rural, urban and indigenous) in the struggle for access to water and sanitation in Nicaragua, and the historic, economic and institutional implications of that access through the lenses of the people living it daily.  It was premiered on Friday, April 19th in the Irvine Auditorium as part of student-driven activities during the week leading up to Earth Day on Ap

Teaching English in South Africa

Amber Vanderwoude graduated from the Monterey Institue in 2010 with a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  After graduating, she served as an English Language Fellow (ELF) at North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Watch the slideshow below to learn more about Amber's ELF experience.

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2012 Olympic Interpreters: Live Updates from London

Live Updates: 2012 London Olympics

Follow live updates from our five interpretation students who are interpreting the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Location

2012 London Olympics London
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.406" N, 0° 7' 39.6588" W

Laura Henson

Laura Henson '12

Undergrad: Washington and Lee University

Major: English Literature and Environmental Studies

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What is your favorite place in Monterey?

Under, in, or on the sea.

Kathleen Gordon

Kathleen Gordon MPA '12

Undergrad: Indiana University

Major: Political Science and French

Hometown: Marlton, New Jersey

Ben Grier

Ben Grier MBA '12

Undergrad: Samford

IPSS: A stepping stone for future careers

17 students from the Monterey Institute are training and preparing to head off around the world as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.

As participants in IPSS, they will be working as junior professional staff members for 6 months with international organizations like the UN and the U.S State Department. The students will also receive credits toward their degree for completing an academic project related to their job assignment.

Location

Monterey, CA
United States
36° 36' 0.8568" N, 121° 53' 40.8336" W