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The Middlebury Institute Master of Arts in International Education Management is designed specifically to help you find a career in the rapidly growing and varied field of international education.

The 43-credit degree includes two semesters on campus followed by a practicum. Core course work covers topics in international education, intercultural communication, program design and assessment, marketing, and language study.

Students gain professional experience through the required practicum, working with study abroad programs, colleges and universities, youth exchange programs, ESL or language programs, and government agencies around the world. In addition, through a partnership with Middlebury Schools Abroad, students can assist in running programs in Russia, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Spain, France, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, China, Japan, Chile, Mexico, and Israel.

See the curriculum for more details.

What Makes Us Different

The term “international education” means different things to different graduate school programs. Some programs focus on policy while others focus on research.

Our curriculum is specifically designed with a professional focus, teaching students to design, develop, and manage cross-cultural programs—in study abroad, international student services, citizen diplomacy, language schools, nonprofits, and more. You will gain the professional expertise that is essential to creating global citizens, increasing cultural awareness, and building peaceful connections around the world.

Students interested in a career at the intersection of education, development, and international exchange can choose a Joint MPA and Master of Arts in International Education Management, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to education in international development.

A Growing Field

The number of international students studying in the U.S. is at a record high, and the number of U.S. students studying abroad has more than tripled in the past two decades. Professional associations such as NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, the European Association of International Education, and the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education have growing membership, and the demand for trained professionals continues to increase.

Careers and Internships

Students gain professional experience through the required practicum and convert these opportunities into full-time offers or leverage the experience to land other jobs.

Our graduates work within some of the most prestigious organizations around the world. Learn how they are thriving in their careers.

Tuition and Fees

IEM is a three-semester program. Students pay the full-time tuition fee for all three semesters. Visit our Admissions site for detailed information about tuition and fees.