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

Why the Institute: A California Program with an International Twist

For a January Term course in Paris, IEM students visited academic institutions to better understand how they work with international students and to learn firsthand how their skills translate to the real world. 

Hi, my name is Sophia Iglesias and I’m in the International Education Management program. This past J-term I did the Onsite Perspectives course in International Education Management in France. We visited American universities, French universities, and study abroad providers to learn how international education works in the French context.

Some days, we would just meet as a group at the Middlebury Center in Paris: “Centre Madeleine.” And we would just meet and talk about different trends. We also visited different organizations that work with international students. So we met with homestay organizations, also some other housing options as well, just to see how they work with the international students.

All of us got to go the SciencesPo orientation and see how this French university welcomes its international students, what services they provide, how open they are with different information. And it was just really interesting to see how these different organizations do similar things, but how they make it their own.

So one of the things that really drew me to the Middlebury Institute was the fact that our projects are with real professionals. We work with real organizations on projects that will be used. So during the Onsite Perspectives course, we were divided into groups with different learning partners. My learning partner was the American Business School of Paris, who every semester has an orientation for their incoming international students. One of the workshops they have is one that they have scenarios that they present to the students that they could face throughout the semester with other students. So they asked us to create new scenarios that they could share with their students so that they could start seeing how they could be facing different situations and understand what could be an appropriate reaction.

My plan is to work in Spain someday. And this year, the program was offered in France. And although they are two very different countries with different trends, at the same time, they are part of the European Union. They work very closely together. So I thought that would be very beneficial for me moving forward.

Professional Experience Before You Graduate

We not only expose you to key literature in the field but we give you immersive learning opportunities to gain deeper perspectives of international education and to practice language and intercultural skills. You will work closely with professors and international education organizations on real-world consulting projects, including marketing, recruiting, program design, and assessment.

“I have enjoyed working with MIIS students on various strategic projects over the past few years. The Alumni Ambassador Recruitment and Development, Co-Curricular Learning Certificate, and Inquiry Management Strategy projects have been rewarding to Arcadia Abroad and both professionally and personally rewarding for me. I really enjoy mentoring the students and appreciate the opportunity to work with them. I’ve been deeply impressed by the level of professionalism and enthusiasm demonstrated by each and every student.  Thank you for your support!” – Adam Rubin (Director, Institutional Relations and Enrollment Management)

Learning Goals

Our curriculum is designed around a distinct set of Learning Goals to promote the relevant skills and knowledge that foster meaningful intercultural understanding and interactions in international education.

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 often find employment quickly after graduation—many even have jobs lined up before. 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 tuition and fees page for detailed information.