Despite challenges in international travel, there is still significant demand for international education professionals. The opportunities are not just in study abroad but also in technology, philanthropy, diplomacy, and more. Join Grace O’Dell (International Education Management career and academic advisor) for an exploration of the depth and breadth of international education careers.
“Tap deeply into the long-standing MIIS alumni network, as well as professors and advisors,” advises Mary Njeri Njuguna MATESOL ’20 as she reflects on how she got her role as an English and social studies teacher at an international school in Egypt.
I highly recommend informational interviews—not only do they help expand your network, but they are also a great way to practice interviewing. Take courses that offer you practical skills and experience, and take the time to work on your language skills.
My advice for students is to network as much as possible, do informational interviews as much as possible, and start applying for jobs early! Networking and informational interviews can help you narrow down what type of job you’d like to end up in.
Learn how to create a résumé that gets seen by recruiters and increase your chances of getting an interview. MIIS alum Celina Souffrant has worked at Google and Facebook and is now a career coach. She shares tips that have helped hundreds of her clients land their dream roles at major tech companies and global nonprofits.
No matter the field or discipline, remote work (and remote learning) are becoming increasingly crucial and may be the key to your success. Our experts explore how to succeed in intercultural virtual teams.
Middlebury Institute faculty members Jason Martel and Deniz Ortaçtepe co-edited a special isssue of TESOL Journal exploring the transformative potential of English Language Teaching for Social Justice.
Like many students who studied abroad, I was really interested in trying to find a way to make a career out of that experience. I looked into what skills that might involve, and I realized that it really is a professionalized field that needs a special skill set. The Middlebury Institute was a way for me to get that.
What is the social impact of language learning apps? What is the role of technology in the classroom? Middlebury Institute Professor Gabriel Guillén publishes research on challenges and benefits of incorporating the digital world into the language class.