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Preview Days, Feb. 28–Apr. 15

Join us for weekly webinars on topics including video game localization, peacebuilding, and the future of food. In April, visit us in Monterey, CA for a deep dive into the curriculum and career outcomes of our programs. Recordings will be shared with everyone who signs up.

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The Middlebury Institute of International Studies is a graduate school of Middlebury College and training ground for developing and implementing practical solutions. It is 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. Get personalized info.

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International Crisis Simulation

Thirty-five Middlebury Institute students were joined by students and faculty from other area institutions for a weekend-long exercise simulating diplomatic negotiations during an international crisis.

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The Future of Food

Dr. Jason Scorse will discuss how the industrial animal agriculture system is unsustainable and give insights on emerging technologies in cell- and plant-based food production.

Webinar: Mar. 22 at Noon PT

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Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in the Balkans

Dr. Thor Sawin leads a fieldwork program to the Balkans to explore the events after the breakup of Yugoslavia and analyze the roles identity, language, and political ideology played in the conflict.

Webinar: Mar. 29 at 4 PM PT

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The Rise of the Violent Radical Right

The violent radical right is on the rise globally, not just talking to one another, but actively engaging together. Senior CTEC research scholar Matthew Kriner shares insights on solutions.

Webinar: Apr. 5 at Noon PT

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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.

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Make a Smart Investment in Your Career

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

Our Graduates Work At

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Learn from the Experts

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

    Laura Burian

    Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development

    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
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Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Monterey Initiative in Russian Studies

Watch an exclusive interview with John Sullivan, US Ambassador to Russia for both the Trump and Biden administrations. Ambassador Sullivan shares his experience during the phase of increasingly tense relations between the United States and Russia that culminated in the February 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine. This is the latest in our Ambassadorial Series of interviews with former US ambassadors to Russia and the Soviet Union.

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Experts on Twitter

Read an almost daily ticker of international media coverage featuring Institute experts providing context and commentary.

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Live and Study in Monterey

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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