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The Institute was founded in 1955 as the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies by Gaspard Weiss, in collaboration with his wife, Louise Weiss, and cofounders Frank Elton and Sybil Fearnley. Weiss and his foreign language colleagues envisioned a graduate school that would promote international understanding through the study of language and culture.
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Middlebury Institute education. Middlebury Institute learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.
The Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives. Our faculty, research center staff and graduate students adopt original approaches to pressing issues on the international scene.
A professional degree from the Middlebury Institute prepares you for a leadership career in today’s growing international fields.
When asked about their careers, Institute graduates commonly express a passion for what they are doing and an appreciation for the language and cultural skills that were integral to their graduate work.
Through collaborative relationships grounded in mutual respect and trust, the Center for Advising and Career Services can assist you with academic direction, skills development, career exploration, and professional opportunities aligned with your interests, languages, experiences, and goals.
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The Office of Student Services strives to create a positive student-centered environment, dedicated to providing the Institute students with the necessary resources, advising and caring support to enhance their student life experience. Fostering a multicultural environment conducive to meeting the needs of the MIIS community.
Monterey is a wonderful place to live and study. Once you have settled into your new home, we encourage you to experience all the area has to offer. The Institute does not offer housing, but we have housing information and resources that can assist you in the process of securing housing. Planning ahead will help!
There are lots of interesting things to do in Monterey and in the surrounding communities—from great restaurants to local attractions to outdoor fun. From transportation to banking to places of worship, these local resources can help make your transition to Monterey easier.
Located at the center of campus, the William Tell Coleman Library serves current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.Research and Services include:
Your health and well-being are essential to your success as part of this community. Though we don’t have an on-campus health center or fitness facility, we can help you find the health-related resources you need to maintain a balanced lifestyle.
Getting involved is a wonderful way to meet fellow students and enhance your experience at the Institute. Join a student club today—you can even create your own!
Sports and Recreation:
Fall 2018 official student clubsClubs are organized by the following themes:
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is accredited as a graduate school of Middlebury College,by the New England Commission of Higher Education, a higher education accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
In addition, the Middlebury Institute's MBA program is an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.