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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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