Why did you choose the Middlebury Institute?
The Institute is the best option for anyone aspiring to be a professional conference interpreter. Professors of my program were (and still are) renowned interpreters and intellectuals in the field. They brought to us the skills needed to start a career and many insights into the profession. My fellow classmates came from diverse backgrounds. Many students already had a few years of working experience. The curriculum is designed to foster professional skills as well as a curious mind! We were always encouraged to keep abreast of world news, economic trends, and social issues.
What made the Institute a special experience for you?
It taught me the standards for my profession. I will always look back to what I learned there in times of doubt.
How did the Institute influence your life?
I gained the professional skills I needed to start out and I had access to an extensive alumni network to find quality assignments and clients.
What are you doing now?
I am a freelance interpreter and translator based in Los Angeles with a focus on electric vehicles, consumer technology, business, and entertainment.