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.
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See what the IEP student ambassador, Laura Henson, had to say about @MIIS, Monterey, and her experiences abroad!
Fast Fact: As part of DPMI Plus (Development Project Management Institute), Kathleen lived in a tent in Haiti for 6 months!
“There’s a great mix of people at the Monterey Institute, with varied backgrounds, experiences and stories.”
Fast Fact: Ben once went two weeks in rural Mexico without putting on shoes or a shirt. It had little effect on the speed at which he learned Spanish.
“We're a tight-knit, diverse group at the Monterey Institute, and I've found there's something to be learned from everyone”