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The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a graduate school of Middlebury College
Middlebury College
Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,400 undergraduates from all 50 United States and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts,...

, located in Monterey, California
Monterey, California
The City of Monterey in Monterey County is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in Central California. Monterey lies at an elevation of 26 feet above sea level. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 27,810. Monterey is of historical importance because it was the capital of...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. Founded in 1955 and formally declared a Graduate School of Middlebury College in 2010, the Institute specializes in international policy
Public policy
Public policy as government action is generally the principled guide to action taken by the administrative or executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs. In general, the foundation is the pertinent national and...

, environmental policy
Environmental policy
Environmental policy is any [course of] action deliberately taken [or not taken] to manage human activities with a view to prevent, reduce, or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural resources, and ensuring that man-made changes to the environment do not have harmful effects on...

, international business
International Business
International business is a term used to collectively describe all commercial transactions that take place between two or more regions, countries and nations beyond their political boundary...

, language teaching, and translation
Translation
Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. Whereas interpreting undoubtedly antedates writing, translation began only after the appearance of written literature; there exist partial translations of the Sumerian Epic of...

 and interpretation.

The Institute comprises two graduate professional schools: the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education and the Graduate School of International Policy & Management. In addition to the two graduate schools, the Institute is home to five research centers. The Institute awards Masters of Arts
Master of Arts (postgraduate)
A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees...

 (M.A.), Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is a :master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out...

 (MBA), Masters of Public Administration (MPA), and numerous certificates
Academic certificate
An academic certificate is a document that certifies that a person has received specific education or has passed a test or series of tests.In many countries, certificate is a qualification attained in secondary education. For instance, students in the Republic of Ireland sit the Junior Certificate...

 across a variety of disciplines. The Institute's mission is to create an academic community committed to preparing the next generation of leaders to "Be the Solution" in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. In 2011, the Institute produced more Fullbright Fellows per capita than any other graduate school in the US.

History



Founding and Expansion


The Monterey Institute was established in 1955 by a trio of international education
International education
International education can mean many different things and its definition is debated. Some have defined two general meanings according to its involvement of students...

 pioneers to teach modern languages and cultures. Originally known as the Monterey Institute for Foreign Studies, the school gained international recognition for its pioneering efforts in promoting global understanding through the study of language and culture.

Over the decades the Institute has grown, adding new programs, faculty, and students to expand its global reach and educational mission. In 1961, the school moved to its current downtown Monterey location, where it presently occupies 17 buildings that house two graduate schools, multiple research centers, and numerous special programs. By the 1990s, the Monterey Institute had distinguished itself as one of the most academically prestigious language and international policy studies schools in the country, leading up to its merger with Middlebury College
Middlebury College
Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,400 undergraduates from all 50 United States and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts,...

.

Middlebury Connection


In June 2010, the Monterey Institute was formally designated a Graduate School of Middlebury College
Middlebury College
Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,400 undergraduates from all 50 United States and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts,...

, cementing a relationship that had been in the making since 2005 when the two school signed an affiliation agreement. With Middlebury's support, the Institute has continued to evolve into a world-class international graduate school offering a unique mix of academic and professional training to aspiring world leaders. The combined entity draws on Middlebury's two hundred years experience in liberal arts
Liberal arts
The term liberal arts refers to those subjects which in classical antiquity were considered essential for a free citizen to study. Grammar, Rhetoric and Logic were the core liberal arts. In medieval times these subjects were extended to include mathematics, geometry, music and astronomy...

 and language education and the Institute's professional programs to prepare students to respond effectively to the complex challenges of a rapidly changing global environment.

Educational Philosophy


The Monterey Institute is one of a few higher educational institutions in the US to have an international focus from its conception. Over the years, the Institute has developed its own pedagogical approach to international professional education which it calls the "Monterey Way". This learning model, which mixes rigorous interdisciplinary analysis with second language
Second language
A second language or L2 is any language learned after the first language or mother tongue. Some languages, often called auxiliary languages, are used primarily as second languages or lingua francas ....

 mastery and immersive learning experiences, ensures that students are developing culturally competent solutions to global issues. The "Monterey Way" is not a detached educational philosophy, but a mission-driven approach that hopes to make a difference in the world - hence the the motto "Be the Solution".

Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education


The Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education trains translators, interpreters (including conference interpreters), localization experts, and language teachers. It also offers short-term, intensive and customized programs in languages, teacher training, and translation, interpretation & localization.
  • Language and Education trains language teachers who will teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and teach a foreign language. Certificate programs are also offered in these areas as well as in CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning
    Computer-assisted language learning
    Computer-assisted language learning is succinctly defined in a seminal work by Levy as "the search for and study of applications of the computer in language teaching and learning"...

    ) and Language Program Administration.
  • Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management educates language translators and interpreters for careers in international settings, and for court and medical interpreting in the community. MIIS offers four degree programs (M.A. in Translation, M.A. in Translation/Localization
    Language localisation
    Language localisationThe spelling "localization", a variant of "localisation", is the preferred spelling in the US and Canada. is the second phase of a larger process of product translation and cultural adaptation to account for...

     Management, M.A. in Translation and Interpretation, and M.A. in Conference Interpretation) in eight foreign languages (Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish). It recently added Portuguese as a language for the Translation and Localization Management program.

Short-term Language Programs


The Monterey Institute also offers several non-degree programs, including intensive ESL programs year round; Summer Intensive Language Programs,Custom Language Services, English for Diplomats Programs, short term translation and interpretation courses, and international policy certificate programs. The Institute is the only school in the Western Hemisphere offering graduate degrees in conference interpretation and in translation and interpretation between English-Chinese, English-Japanese and English-Korean.

Graduate School of International Policy & Management


The Graduate School of International Policy & Management offers a combination of graduate degree and non-degree programs. At the Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM), about one third of the students are international students and nearly all have a few years of professional experience abroad.

Programs include:
  • International Environmental Policy: trains top leaders in the environmental policy
    Environmental policy
    Environmental policy is any [course of] action deliberately taken [or not taken] to manage human activities with a view to prevent, reduce, or mitigate harmful effects on nature and natural resources, and ensuring that man-made changes to the environment do not have harmful effects on...

     field from government, business, and non-governmental organizations. The MA program gives students the option to specialize in issues such as land and marine conservation
    Conservation
    Conservation may refer to:* Conservation movement, to protect animals, fungi, plants and their habitats** Conservation biology, the science of the protection and management of biodiversity...

    , sustainable development
    Sustainable development
    Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use, that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come...

    , and energy and climate change
    Climate change
    Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods ranging from decades to millions of years. It may be a change in average weather conditions or the distribution of events around that average...

    . The Monterey Institute was the first campus in the U.S. to offer a full semester course on carbon market
    Carbon Market
    The Carbon Market is the oldest and largest farmer's market in Cebu City, located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, and is a major tourist attraction. It is wheelchair accessible. It is located in downtown Cebu City, on MC Briones Street, Ermita barangay, and it can be reached by...

    s.
  • International Policy Studies: Master’s degree and certificate programs leading to international careers in government, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector. The MA program offers two tracks: Human Security and Development and Trade, Investment, and Development. Certificate programs include Conflict Resolution and Trade Policy.
  • Master of Public Administration(MPA) is a professional
    First professional degree
    A professional degree prepares the holder for a particular profession by emphasizing competency skills along with theory and analysis. These professions are typically licensed or otherwise regulated by a governmental or government-approved body...

     post-graduate degree in Public Administration
    Public administration
    Public Administration houses the implementation of government policy and an academic discipline that studies this implementation and that prepares civil servants for this work. As a "field of inquiry with a diverse scope" its "fundamental goal.....

    . The international MPA program prepares students to become effective leaders and managers. Through coursework and practical field experiences, students integrate theory, knowledge, and skills. They also develop the personal traits of effective leaders and managers including adaptability, resourcefulness and critical self-reflection.
  • MBA in International Management: MBA advanced professional degree programs leading to careers in international business. The program's diverse student body, comprising 50% international students and 50% women, as well as its 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio makes this MBA program particularly unique and highly personalized. The curriculum prepares students to perform successfully in cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams and business environments. The Monterey Institute has been granting MBA degrees since 1982 and has been accredited by AACSB International since 2002.
  • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies: one of the first graduate programs in the world to combine issues of counter-terrorism and nuclear nonproliferation, its curriculum provides students with the in-depth knowledge and specialized professional skills necessary to address the critical security threats of our time.

Frontier Market Scouts Program


The Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey Institute of International Studies
The Monterey Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College, located in Monterey, California, United States...

, in partnership with Sanghata Global, has founded and developed this program. The Frontier Market Scouts Program transforms compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors
Impact investing
Impact investing refers to investments made based on the practice of assessing not only the financial return on investment, but also the social and environmental impacts of the investment that happen in the course of the operations of the business and the consumption of the product or service which...

 in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. The Scouts provide business development
Business development
A subset of the field of commerce, business development comprises a number of techniques and responsibilities which aim at:1. Researching new types of business/products/services with an emphasis on identifying gaps in the mitigation of needs of potential clients .2. Attracting new customers3...

 assistance for local entrepreneurs and due diligence
Due diligence
"Due diligence" is a term used for a number of concepts involving either an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care. It can be a legal obligation, but the term will more commonly apply to voluntary investigations...

 for investors with the goal of generating high-quality deal flow
Deal flow
Deal flow is a term used by finance professionals such as venture capitalists, angel investors, private equity investors and investment bankers to refer to the rate at which they receive business proposals/investment offers. The term is also used not as a measure of rate, but simply to refer to...

s and supporting portfolio companies at a low cost.

Winter Practica
Practicum
A practicum is a college course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. Practicums are common for education and social work majors...


During the January term, the Monterey Institute regularly organizes opportunities for students to gain real world experience and practice their languages of study in-country. Currently, the Institute offers four programs in Chile
Chile
Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

, El Salvador
El Salvador
El Salvador or simply Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural and commercial centers in the country and in all of Central America...

, Nepal
Nepal
Nepal , officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India...

 and Peru
Peru
Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

.
  • Team Peru Volunteer Program: This initiative aims to develop sustainable development
    Sustainable development
    Sustainable development is a pattern of resource use, that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for generations to come...

     programs and projects in collaboration with the indigenous people of the Sacred Valley
    Sacred Valley
    The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Urubamba Valley is a valley in the Andes of Peru, close to the Inca capital of Cusco and below the ancient sacred city of Machu Picchu...

     of Perú
    Peru
    Peru , officially the Republic of Peru , is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean....

    . In conjunction with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a professional environment that caters to their particular area of academic focus.

  • Transitional Injustice: Every January since 2009, a delegation of students from the Institute visits Chile
    Chile
    Chile ,officially the Republic of Chile , is a country in South America occupying a long, narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far...

     for a practicum
    Practicum
    A practicum is a college course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory. Practicums are common for education and social work majors...

     on the country’s history of democracy
    Democracy
    Democracy is generally defined as a form of government in which all adult citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law...

     and dictatorship
    Dictatorship
    A dictatorship is defined as an autocratic form of government in which the government is ruled by an individual, the dictator. It has three possible meanings:...

    , human rights abuse, and transitional justice
    Transitional justice
    Transitional justice generally refers to a range of approaches that states may use to address past human rights violations and includes both judicial and non-judicial approaches. They include series of actions or policies and their resulting institutions, which may be enacted at a point of...

    . The program is lead by Dr. Jan Knippers Black in collaboration with Judge Juan Guzman Tapia
    Juan Guzmán Tapia
    Juan Salvador Guzmán Tapia is a retired Chilean judge who gained international recognition for being the first judge to prosecute former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges, after Pinochet's return to Chile following more than a year of house arrest in London, in...

    , best known as Chile’s prosecutor
    Prosecutor
    The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries with either the common law adversarial system, or the civil law inquisitorial system...

     of General Pinochet, and international NGO Global Majority.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)


The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is the largest nongovernmental organization in the world devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction
Weapons of mass destruction
A weapon of mass destruction is a weapon that can kill and bring significant harm to a large number of humans and/or cause great damage to man-made structures , natural structures , or the biosphere in general...

, and is the only organization dedicated exclusively to graduate education and research on nonproliferation issues.

In October 2010, the Austrian Foreign Ministry selected the CNS as its partner in the establishment of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. In a public announcement, the Austrian government said that it selected CNS from a large number of candidates to manage and operate the new center “because of its distinguished record of leadership in the field and its shared vision” for the new center.

Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)


The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) sponsors research, lectures, and seminars on subjects relating to East Asia
East Asia
East Asia or Eastern Asia is a subregion of Asia that can be defined in either geographical or cultural terms...

. Projects include research, conferences, and curriculum material development. In these projects CEAS collaborates with researchers and research institutions in China
China
Chinese civilization may refer to:* China for more general discussion of the country.* Chinese culture* Greater China, the transnational community of ethnic Chinese.* History of China* Sinosphere, the area historically affected by Chinese culture...

, Japan
Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...

, Korea
Korea
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the...

, Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolia is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Although Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, its western-most point is only from Kazakhstan's eastern tip. Ulan Bator, the capital and largest...

, Russia
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

, and the U.S.

CEAS also hosts visiting fellows who conduct research on topics of interest to the Center. Past visiting fellows include professors/researchers from the Economic Research Institute (Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk
Khabarovsk is the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. It is located some from the Chinese border. It is the second largest city in the Russian Far East, after Vladivostok. The city became the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia...

), the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (Niigata), Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China; RUC, also known as People's University of China , colloquially Renda , is a major research university in Haidian District, Beijing, China. Its campus neighbors those of Peking University and Tsinghua University....

 (Beijing
Beijing
Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

), the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology of the Far Eastern Peoples (Vladivostok
Vladivostok
The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30 km long and approximately 12 km wide.The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, the height of which is 257 m...

), the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (Seoul
Seoul
Seoul , officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world...

), Moscow State University
Moscow State University
Lomonosov Moscow State University , previously known as Lomonosov University or MSU , is the largest university in Russia. Founded in 1755, it also claims to be one of the oldest university in Russia and to have the tallest educational building in the world. Its current rector is Viktor Sadovnichiy...

, and the University of Maryland
University of Maryland
When the term "University of Maryland" is used without any qualification, it generally refers to the University of Maryland, College Park.University of Maryland may refer to the following:...

.

Center for Globalization and Localization of Business Exports (GLOBE)


The Center for Globalization and Localization of Business Exports (GLOBE) provides education, consulting and research in the area of business globalization
Economic globalization
Economic globalization refers to increasing economic interdependence of national economies across the world through a rapid increase in cross-border movement of goods, service, technology and capital...

 and localization. Faculty and student teams at the Center develop business plans for companies requesting localization assistance, and provide consulting and research services. Faculty and student teams at the Center help companies assess their globalization or localization needs, develop strategies and facilitate implementations through the Center's executive development, consulting and research services.

In addition, the Center develops curricula in globalization and localization for the Fisher International MBA Program courses and training programs, and customized business courses for students enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Translation and Localization Management program in the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE), as well as for students in any of the Institute's other graduate programs.

Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP)


The Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) is a research and educational component of the Graduate School of International Policy & Management that conducts in-depth research, assesses policy options, and engages in public education on issues relating to terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition...

 and international security. The focus of the program is on the study of violence-prone extremist groups and their historical evolution, ideological motivations, organizational structure, demographic profile, operational methods, and potential interest in carrying out mass casualty attacks (including through the acquisition and use of so-called "weapons of mass destruction" [WMD]).

Center for the Blue Economy


The mission of the Center for the Blue Economy is to educate the next generation of leaders to sustainably manage the world's oceans and coasts. Launched in fall 2011, the Center will complement the achievements of the International Environmental Policy program by offering coursework in Ocean and Coastal Resource Management in Fall 2012 – the first program of its kind in the entire state of California. The program will focus on conservation biology, environmental and natural resource economics, energy policy, and sustainable development.

Notable Faculty

  • Jan Knippers Black: a prolific writer and long-time educator in the field of human rights
    Human rights
    Human rights are "commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being." Human rights are thus conceived as universal and egalitarian . These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in both national...

    . She sits on the board of Amnesty International
    Amnesty International
    Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organisation whose stated mission is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated."Following a publication of Peter Benenson's...

     USA and has been honored by multiple domestic and international rights organizations for her commitment to advocacy.
  • William Potter
    William Potter
    William C. Potter is Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies . He also directs the MIIS Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.Dr. Potter has...

    : a world-renowned expert on nuclear non-proliferation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
    Council on Foreign Relations
    The Council on Foreign Relations is an American nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs...

     and the Pacific Council on International Policy
    Pacific Council on International Policy
    The Pacific Council on International Policy is a non-partisan organization headquartered in Los Angeles with members and activities throughout the West Coast of the United States and internationally....

    , and served for five years on the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and the Board of Trustees of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research.
  • Patricia Lewis
    Patricia Lewis
    Dr. Patricia Lewis is a British nuclear physicist and arms control expert, who is currently the Deputy Director and Scientist in Residence at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She was previously the Director of the United...

    : a British nuclear physicist and arms control
    Arms control
    Arms control is an umbrella term for restrictions upon the development, production, stockpiling, proliferation, and usage of weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction...

     expert, who is currently the Deputy Director and Scientist in Residence at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute
  • Avner Cohen
    Avner Cohen
    Avner Cohen is writer, historian, and professor, and is well known for his works on nuclear weapons. Cohen received a B.A. in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University in 1975. He went on to study at York University where he received an M.A. in Philosophy in 1977 and four years later earned a Ph.D....

    : an Israeli-American writer, historian, and professor who is well known for his works on nuclear weapons in the Middle East. He authored the seminal work, Israel and the Bomb, which chronicled the Israeli nuclear program and was published in 1998.
  • Uwe Muegge
    Uwe Muegge
    Uwe Muegge is an innovator and educator in the field of translation.Muegge has developed several controlled languages, a number of tools and processes for automatic terminology extraction and dictionary creation, and is a pioneer in the areas of implementing automated tools for writing source...

    : Chair of Translation and Localization Management Program at the Monterey Institute. He is an innovator and educator in the field of translation, who has developed several controlled languages, a number of tools and processes for automatic terminology extraction and dictionary creation.
  • Geoffrey Dabelko
    Geoffrey Dabelko
    Geoffrey D. Dabelko is director of the Environmental Change and Security Program , a nonpartisan policy forum on environment, population, and security issues at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C...

    : an expert on security and the environment and the director of the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars , located in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial that was established as part of the Smithsonian Institution by an act of Congress in 1968...

     in Washington, D.C.

Diversity


The Monterey Institute is one of the facilities (along with the Defense Language Institute
Defense Language Institute
The Defense Language Institute is a United States Department of Defense educational and research institution, which provides linguistic and cultural instruction to the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies and numerous and varied other customers...

 just a few blocks away) making Monterey the Language Capital of the World. At any given moment you can hear more than 50 different languages on campus grounds. The flags at the main building are not just decorative but represent the nationalities of students currently enrolled.

About one third of the 700 students are from foreign countries and nearly all the Americans enrolled at the institute have lived, worked or studied abroad, in such programs as the Peace Corps, AFS Intercultural Programs or Rotary International.

BUILD


Beyond yoUrself In Language Development (BUILD) is a student-run organization that provides free low-level language classes in thirteen languages to the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) community. Classes are taught by students enrolled in the TESOL and Teaching Foreign Language programs at MIIS.

Notable alumni

  • Sam Farr
    Sam Farr
    Samuel S. "Sam" Farr is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected to Congress in a 1993 special election when longtime Democratic Rep...

    : the U.S. Representative for California's 17th congressional district
    California's 17th congressional district
    California's 17th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of California that covers all of Monterey and San Benito counties, as well as part of Santa Cruz County...

    , serving since 1993.
  • Matthew Levin: Canadian Ambassador to Cuba since August 2010.
  • William Lawton
    William Lawton
    William Lawton is Chairman of , an international merchant bank focused on sustainable community development through investments and trade in China, Southeast Asia and elsewhere. He is an expert in Asian investments and spoken on the topic at venues such as the Milken Conference. He worked closely...

    , Chairman, Seagate Global Group http://www.seagateglobal.com
  • Daggubati Venkatesh
    Daggubati Venkatesh
    Venkatesh Daggubati is an Indian film actor who stars in Tollywood films. He is the son of veteran Tollywood film producer, former MP, Dr. D. Ramanaidu. He is often credited as Victory Venkatesh in films and is one of the lead actors in Telugu Cinema. He has won seven Nandi Awards and four...

    , a popular actor in Telugu
    Telugu language
    Telugu is a Central Dravidian language primarily spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India, where it is an official language. It is also spoken in the neighbouring states of Chattisgarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa and Tamil Nadu...

     film industry.
  • Brendan Kyle Hatcher
    Brendan Kyle Hatcher
    Brendan Kyle Hatcher is a United States diplomat who was called "the most closely surveilled American in Russia" by ABC News Investigative Reporter Brian Ross in a September 2009 investigative report...

    , U.S Diplomat
  • Katharine Daniels Kurz: Founder and executive editor on the Women's International Perspective

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