Middlebury Institute student Stephanie Gentle is adding her eighth and ninth languages as a Boren Fellow in Kyrgyzstan while using her skills to conduct valuable research for her international environmental policy degree.
A tag for student, alumni, faculty, and staff stories with an international setting for the "Monterey Abroad" pages.
Five recent graduates of the Middlebury Institute TESOL program found exciting job opportunities and adventures in Saudi Arabia, while enjoying the chance to experience life in a different culture together.
Middlebury Institute students took advantage of the wide variety of professional development courses and field work opportunities offered this winter term in five countries on four continents.
Rebecca Owen and Heather Frank, both recent graduates of the Middlebury Institute’s International Education Management program, are co-organizing the “Lessons from Abroad” conference at MIIS in March.
The first-ever, and very well-attended, Monterey Institute East Africa Forum was highlighted by stories of personal transformation told by students who have been on immersive learning experiences in the region.
Fulbright Location: Kenting, Taiwan
"Before attending MIIS, a Fulbright fellowship seemed impossible, now it seems like it was inevitable, I couldn’t imagine attending any other school."
Fulbright Location: Tadó, Colombia
"Studying at MIIS has equipped me with the analytical tools that I need to solve complex problems and work collaboratively in multicultural settings."
Monterey Institute student Xiao’ou Zhu of China describes her Development Theory and Practice course at the Monterey Institute as “transformative” – a description that came true when, based on her classwork, the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture offered her a position.
“Tierra de Agua” is new documentary film by three Monterey Institute students shedding light on the challenges related to water issues in Nicaragua. The film is part of their H2Nica campaign to raise awareness about sanitation and accessibility to clean water among developing communities in the country.
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.