Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Introduction

The world needs people who can make an impact.

People who can inspire, educate, and innovate. People who can reach across boundaries, and marry principles with real-world engagement. The world needs people who can understand our greatest challenges, from poverty to climate change, and the connections between them. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school creating the next generation of global changemakers. Our degrees emphasize deep collaborative learning: they immerse you in culture and language and give you the opportunity to acquire and apply practical, professional skills. The world needs people like you.

Collaborative Learning

Close-knit community The small and diverse campus community fosters the cross-pollination of ideas with other students and faculty in related degree programs. Practical skills Access to worldwide initiatives, research centers, and internship opportunities are integral to your degree so you’ll gain firsthand practical experience in the field. Full-time faculty Many of our faculty have international experience in their respective disciplines and often become active mentors to students and remain lifetime colleagues. Professional opportunities Graduates pursue fulfilling and meaningful careers around the world—at the United Nations, U.S. State Department, Save the Children, and World Bank, Google, Apple, Oracle, and Deloitte.

Vibrant Location

Monterey is just south of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area—an international center of innovation and technology—and its coastal location provides easy access to both beaches and mountains. The Institute maintains ties to the East Coast through Middlebury College and our Washington, D.C., campus. And students have access to internationally active research centers and programs:

  • Center for the Blue Economy
  • Center for Conflict Studies
  • Center for Social Impact Learning
  • James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  • Mixed Methods Evaluation and Training Lab
  • Cyber Security Initiative
  • Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program
  • Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies

The best way to balance the rigorous academics of graduate school is to get outside, and there's no better place to do that than Monterey.

International Focus

  • 751 students from more than 40 countries
  • Foreign language component
  • Cultural studies
  • Real-world research
  • Global engagement and cross-cultural communication
  • Worldwide programs
  • Internships in your field

Learning in language and intercultural studies are integral to an Institute education. These skills are central to achieving effective change around the world.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (MA)

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. [+]

You can be the voice of an organization, ensure worldwide project launches, and expand market share.

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management.

Core Competencies

All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client.... [-]


Masters in International Education Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. [+]

Our three-semester master’s program prepares students to pursue careers in the growing field of international education management. Our International Education Master's Program

The growth of study abroad and international education programs in the past ten years has fueled the demand for professionals with advanced training. Increasingly a master's degree is required for entry level positions in the field.

Our three-semester International Education Management program includes two semesters at our Monterey, CA campus followed by a 4-6 month professional practicum in the U.S. or abroad.

Through our curriculum, students gain a wide variety of knowledge and skills related to program management, higher education administration, student services and affairs, and intercultural communication. They also study a language of their choice.... [-]


Masters in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

We educate students to be leaders and policy makers equipped to launch successful international careers in international trade, diplomacy, and economic policy. [+]

We educate students to be leaders and policy makers equipped to launch successful international careers in international trade, diplomacy, and economic policy. International Trade & Economic Diplomacy Program

Our 3-semester International Trade and Economic Diplomacy program develops highly skilled international trade and economic policy professionals fully prepared to work productively in the rapidly changing global marketplace. Our graduates work with businesses, government and NGOs on the world's most pressing international trade and diplomacy matters.

As a student in this program you will gain a deep understanding of policy analysis and trade negotiations as well as the opportunity to focus on one of three tracks in the trade and economic diplomacy program: business, government, or civil society.... [-]


Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching. [+]

We are proud to be commonly cited as one of the top MA TESOL programs in the United States. Our program is training the next generation of leaders in language education and ESL teaching. Our MA in TESOL Program

Our curriculum is distinguished for its solid foundation in the fields of language teaching, linguistics and program administration. Typically you will complete our master's degree program in three or four semesters with a course load of 12-13 credits per semester.

If you have prior TESOL coursework, you may qualify for the three-semester advanced degree program. Also, if you would like to combine your master's degree with 2 years of teaching experience in developing countries, you might be a perfect fit for our Peace Corps Master's International program.... [-]


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Master in International Environmental Policy

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change. [+]

We educate students to be leaders in solving the world's most pressing environmental problems. Our International Environmental Policy Program

Our innovative curriculum for the International Environmental Policy program develops the critical knowledge and skills to tackle complex environmental challenges especially those posed by the multiple threats from climate change.

As internationally recognized experts and practitioners, International Environmental Policy faculty members stay ahead of today's job market to ensure that our students are prepared for the careers of the future. Our students come from a variety of countries to pursue their interests on a wide range of interdisciplinary issues.... [-]


Masters in International Policy and Development

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. [+]

Promote Global Development

The Middlebury Institute Master’s in International Policy and Development prepares graduates to bridge the gaps between policy and practice while addressing complex international policy and development issues. The student-centered program combines interdisciplinary coursework and professional experiences to help graduates launch careers in foreign policy and international relations, resolving conflicts, addressing human rights abuses, and promoting global development. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum.... [-]


Masters in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues [+]

Make Our World a Safer Place

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues.

Creating a World of Change Dual Degree

Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).... [-]


Masters in Public Administration (MPA)

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. [+]

Become a Social Change Leader

The Middlebury Institute Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for those who want to make a difference in confronting critical social problems, including hunger, poverty, disease, joblessness, and powerlessness. Through hands-on experience, applied learning, practical tools, and community support, this program prepares graduates to be effective leaders and managers in international development for social change organizations, NGOs, nonprofits and government agencies around the world. The four-semester 60-credit program includes core coursework and optional areas of concentration, as well as courses taught in a student’s chosen language of study and a professional practicum.... [-]


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MA in Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies / MA in International Environmental Policy

MA in International Trade & Economic Diplomacy

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Joint MBA & International Policy / Environmental Policy

MPA / International Policy & Development

MA in International Education Management

Contact

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Address 460 Pierce St.
93940 Monterey, California, USA
Website http://www.miis.edu/
Phone +1 831-647-4123