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 change makers. 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 small and diverse campus community fosters the cross-pollination of ideas with other students and faculty in related degree programs.
Access to worldwide initiatives, research centers, and internship opportunities are integral to your degree so you’ll gain firsthand practical experience in the field.
Many of our faculty have international experience in their respective disciplines and often become active mentors to students and remain lifetime colleagues.
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.
At the Institute, we break down disciplinary boundaries and silos of academia to provide the most practical professional education.
The Middlebury Institute campus is big enough to offer many opportunities, internationally and professionally, but small enough to feel like I can have lunch with professors or schedule meetings with them almost any time.Rafael Hernandez
International Policy and Development
Translation and localization management students experience immersive learning during Localization Practicum, a course they take in their final semester. They create a translation agency and work with a nonprofit organization that needs translation and localization. The goal is to learn from each other and get some content translated in the process.Max Troyer
Alumnus and Faculty
Translation and Localization Management
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:
Take an aerial tour of our campus and surrounding outdoor beauty—an international hub in the center of coastal Monterey.
Monterey is an amazing place, and it’s so beautiful. I travel to NASA Ames Research Center for work about twice a year and always try to make time to visit Monterey. It’s like being home.Garvey McIntosh
International Policy Studies
I’ve never lived on the coast before, and I really enjoy having the beach so close. I’ve also enjoyed getting to know the other students and faculty outside the classroom, whether hiking or just getting together to make s’mores on the beach.Conner Anderson
Peace Corps Master’s International MPA
I love hiking and backpacking so the Monterey area was a perfect fit! I’m also an amateur landscape photographer, which works out well since Big Sur, Yosemite, and Pinnacles National Park are all so close.James Slaton
Teaching Foreign Language
Learning in language and intercultural studies are integral to an Institute education. These skills are central to achieving effective change around the world.
This is such an open, welcoming, international community. And I love the balance between craft and the reality outside of the classroom. We’re not in an academic bubble but grounded in the real world.Poorva Chakravarthy
Translation and Interpretation
As a professor of international policy and development, I find that there is no more rewarding environment in which to teach than a place with students whose sole mission is to make the world a better place. The icing on the cake for a professor at the Institute is the large number of international students who share with us their unique worldviews.William Arrocha
International Policy and Development
You step onto a campus that is a built-in community, right from the start.Daniel McCarthy
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Meet people who’ve made the most of their Middlebury experience and gone on to bring great ideas and changes to the world.
After two years in Monterey, I am part of a wide-reaching network of professionals and practitioners all over the globe.Amy Slay
International Education Management
Meeting the Institute alumni in Washington, D.C., who are working in my dream jobs was amazing. Not only am I now part of this incredible network but they also directly helped me secure a great summer internship.Annathea Cook
International Trade and Economic Diplomacy
Complexity and Systems Thinking; Gender, Power, Identity; Human Rights and Advocacy; Human Security; Migration; Program and Policy Evaluation and Research Methods; Social Change Organizational Management and LeadershipMaster of Public Administration (MPA)
Complexity and Systems Thinking; Gender, Power, Identity; Human Rights and Advocacy; Human Security; Migration; Program and Policy Evaluation and Research Methods; Social Change Organizational Management and LeadershipMaster of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Impact Management
Social Enterprise and Finance; Resilient Business Management; Corporate Risk Management and ComplianceInternational Education Management
Study Abroad Management; International Student and Scholar Services; Volunteer/ Work/Intern Abroad Administration; International Service LearningInternational Environmental Policy
Ocean and Coastal Resource Management; Business, Sustainability, and Development; Natural Resource Policy and ManagementInternational Trade and Economic Diplomacy
International Trade; Diplomacy; Economic Policy; Political Economics; Business; Government; Civil Society
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons; Ideologies of Terrorist Groups; Counterterrorism; Science and Technology of WMD; CybersecurityTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Language Teaching; Language Program AdministrationTeaching Foreign Language (TFL)
Language Teaching; Language Program AdministrationTranslation
Chinese; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Russian; Spanish (all paired with English)Translation and Localization Management
Chinese; French; German; Japanese; Korean; Russian; Spanish (all paired with English); Portuguese (English to Portuguese only)Peace Corps Master’s International
Combine Peace Corps experience with various academic degrees: MBA, MPA, IEP, and TESOL
Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps FellowsLanguage Programs