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Return to Campus

We are excited to get back to campus this fall and continue our work together of improving policies, practices, and understanding in the world. Learn more about our return to campus plans.

Return to Campus Fall 2021

You want to change the world. We will teach you how.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school and training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions, a home to some of the world’s leading experts who will be your mentors, teaching you how to take your education and experience and make the difference you want in the world. Start your journey.

Featured News

Leire Carbonell Aguero

Facilitating Democracy Through Interpretation

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Dr. William Potter Receives Award from Carnegie Endowment

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How I Got Hired

English and Social Studies Teacher, International School of Choueifat

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Addressing Climate Change

Boren, Fulbright, and Institute of Current World Affairs Fellow

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How I Got Hired

Executive Director, Santa Cruz County Business Council

Grace O'Dell

Beyond Study Abroad

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Your Success Is Our Priority

At the Middlebury Institute, your career is our focus from your first day of classes.

You’ll not only take in-depth courses taught by world-renowned experts. You’ll also get personalized, comprehensive academic and professional advising, plus valuable internships and assistantships. You’ll graduate with a practical degree, fully prepared for a rewarding career.

Advance Your Career

Make a Smart Investment in Your Career

When you earn a graduate degree from the Middlebury Institute, you’ll be prepared to be a leader in high-demand global industries and organizations. With our scholarships, grants, and other aid, you’ll see that our programs are an affordable investment in your future.

88% of students receive scholarships
350+ professional internships annually
96% working within one year of graduation

Our Graduates Work At

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  • Department of State logo
  • Netflix logo
  • Conservation International logo
  • Telsa logo
  • JP Morgan Chase logo
  • IIE: The Power of International Education logo

Why We Chose the Institute

Kyle Pilutti Spotlight

Kyle Pilutti

Studying International Security and Arabic

Middlebury Institute Alumna Ali Crivelli

Ali Crivelli

Earning a master’s in one year

Lisa Li Spotlight

Lisa Li

Combining language studies with technology

Jorge Silva Spotlight

Jorge Silva

Setting the tone for politics

April Danyluk Spotlight

April Danyluk

Building on experience

James Slaton Spotlight

James Slaton

Bringing help to Romanian orphans

Justin Arrington Spotlight

Justin Arrington

Applying learning to life

Anna Galbraith Spotlight

Anna Galbraith

Building a Career on International Experience

Alan Lovewell Spotlight

Alan Lovewell

Turning Business Plans Into Reality

DJ Watts Spotlight

DJ Watts

Building on Language Skills

Michael Ross

Michael Ross

A Rewarding Career Change

Learn from the Experts

Be taught by faculty with extensive professional experience at organizations around the world. You’ll be guided by the most up-to-date field information and technology along with expertise and mentoring.

  • My research centers around expertise acquisition, effective pedagogical approaches for the consecutive and simultaneous interpretation classroom, and learner autonomy.

    Laura Burian

    Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Education

    Meet Laura Burian
  • I study terrorism and nuclear weapons, particularly in South Asia: terrorist group strategies, nuclear tension in the subcontinent, and the security of nuclear weapons in Pakistan.

    Sharad Joshi

    Associate Professor, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

    Meet Sharad Joshi
  • I focus on broad themes of how languages are taught and learned, teacher development, and language assessment—topics that influence how our profession moves forward.

    Kathi Bailey

    Professor, TESOL/Teaching Foreign Language

    Meet Kathi Bailey
  • I encourage students to actively reflect on their thought patterns and experiences. I help learners uncover, examine, and potentially replace preexisting ideas and assumptions.

    Mahabat Baimyrzaeva

    Associate Professor, International Policy and Development/MPA

    Meet Mahabat Baimyrzaeva

Live and Study in Monterey

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An Ideal Location for Your Graduate Studies

The Middlebury Institute is located in the heart of Monterey, California, known as the “language capital of the world.” With our culturally diverse population, educational opportunities, natural and scenic recreation areas, historic significance, and proximity to Silicon Valley, you’ll find a wealth of advantages when you choose to study here.

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Life in Monterey

From housing to recreation to food and history, the Monterey Bay area is one of the top graduate school locations in the U.S.

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How will you change the world?

We can help.

What makes us different?

See for yourself.

Why the Institute?

Find out what we can do for you.

Next Application Deadline

August 15