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Join us for the spring 2024 Preview Days on April 12–13. Experience firsthand how our in-person and online master’s programs will transform your global career. Explore our beautiful Monterey, California, location and meet the faculty, staff, and students who will help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Please note that the program breakout sessions will be available both in person and online; all other sessions will be in person only.

Program Sessions

These sessions are the only part of Preview Days that will also be offered online for those who cannot attend in person.

  • Connect with your future professors during your program-specific sessions. 
  • Get an in-depth look at your program’s curriculum, opportunities for experiential learning, and career outcomes. 

Expert Discussion

Hear from our expert faculty to get a feel for what it’s like to study at the Middlebury Institute. See below for our spring 2024 expert discussion information.

AI and Nonproliferation

Join Dr. William Potter and current graduate student Yanliang Pan for a discussion of the peril and promise of artificial intelligence for limiting the spread of nuclear weapons. We will also explore the Middlebury Institute’s pioneering use of “open-source” tools such as satellite imagery and 3D modeling to monitor nuclear and missile developments.

  • Dr. Potter is a professor in our MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program and founding director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)—the largest NGO devoted to curbing the spread of weapons of mass destruction. He is the author of over 20 books in the field.
  • Yanliang Pan is a current student in the NPTS program, a research associate at CNS, and a widely published expert on global energy issues. 


Our preferred hotel is The Stevenson, but you can also visit to learn more about the area and check out Monterey-area hotels.


You will see signs for parking at the following locations:


The Institute is located in central California in the city of Monterey, approximately 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of San Francisco and 350 miles (560 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. 

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Campus Map

Please use this interactive campus map to help orient yourself.

COVID Guidelines

If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask during indoor events.

If you are vaccinated: our campus is mask-optional and mask-friendly—we ask that everyone be respectful of the masking choices of others.


If you cannot join us in Monterey, follow us on Instagram for our #MIISpreviewdays takeover.

Upcoming Preview Days

Our summer 2024 Preview Day will be in person (with some online options). Please save the date and we will provide registration information soon.

  • Summer 2024: July 12, 2024

Why Preview Days?

Check out these quotes from past attendees:

“The faculty and current students were so welcoming and informative. It definitely solidified my decision to apply.”

Ashton D.

“It was a great way to get a taste of what it’s like to be enrolled in a program. We met faculty and staff and newly graduated students in our field of study.”

Heejung L.

“Attending Preview Days moved the Institute to the top of my grad school preferences. The faculty and students did a great job differentiating it from other programs.”

Sam H.

“This is a great opportunity to network with faculty and staff and to meet fellow potential students.”

Cameron H.

“My session with the advisor was great! She thoroughly explained what I wanted to know about my degree of interest and answered all my questions.”

Julio T.

“I was on the fence about applying and whether or not the Institute was a good fit for me, but now I’m ready to apply. I want to be part of this community of world changers!  

Emily J.