Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Why MIIS: Opportunities

At MIIS, you will find constant opportunities to apply what you’re learning, through internships, fellowships, and even in daily class work that incorporates real situations and clients. In this way, you will benefit from our unique style of immersive learning.

Why MIIS? Opportunities


Employers are looking for experienced graduates. No matter what academic program you are in, when you study at MIIS you will learn through real-world situations, which will give you the experience you need to succeed.

Our students are consistently strong contenders for prestigious fellowships. They also participate in a wide variety of immersive learning programs that bring them abroad and into the field. No matter your curriculum, you will experience immersive learning at MIIS.

Learn more about the many immersive learning opportunities available to our students.

Examples of Immersive Learning

Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Eye-Opening Experience in Shanghai


MIIS students have the opportunity to experience the real-world issues, impacts and policy implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Service Learning

New Service-Learning Course Builds Community Partnerships


MIIS students have partnered with seven local community organizations for a new service-learning course that merges theory with practice.

Immersive Learning

Immersive Learning Programs Send Students on Assignments


36 MIIS students are on three- to six-month assignments with a diverse range of domestic and international organizations.

Cholera Prevention

MIIS Student Wins Funding for Project in Haiti

Wesley Laine will receive $10,000 in funding for his Cholera prevention project in Haiti through the prestigious Projects for Peace fellowship.

Hult Prize

MIIS Team Reaches Finals of Regional Hult Prize Competition


Team impresses judges by designing a sustainable business model addressing non-communicable disease in urban slums.