Graduates of the International Education Management (IEM) program pursue careers in education abroad, international student and scholar services, language programs, citizen diplomacy programs, and government agencies.
Alumni in the Field
First Job After Graduation: International Programs Advisor, International Programs in Engineering at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Practicum: On-Site Coordinator, BRIC Program, Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts and international)
Institute Immersive Learning: Onsite Perspectives: Education Abroad Management in Spain
Institute Advantage: The course work at the Institute, especially partner-based projects and independent study, prepared me for professional work in international education management. The Institute alumni network, professional conferences, informational interviews, and staying in touch with my Institute cohort all continue to help me.
Expertise: Student affairs, international communication, project management
First Job After Graduation: Program Officer, Middlebury C.V. Starr School in France (Paris, France)
Practicum: Intern, Middlebury C.V. Starr School in France (Paris, France)
Institute Immersive Learning: Transitional Justice in Chile with Dr. Jan Black
Institute Advantage: The International Education Management practicum offered through the Institute was crucial to my finding my current job. I had a very supportive team of colleagues, and when the position opened up, I was offered the job. The Institute alumni network is a great asset, and I would advise students to tap into it as much as possible. The Institute’s connection with the Middlebury Schools Abroad opened up my possibilities for a practicum, and then eventually led to my current job.
Expertise: Student affairs, program development, French
Current Employment: International Student and Scholar Advisor, Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
First Job After Graduation: Office Manager, Office of International Student Services, Pepperdine University (Malibu, California)
Practicum: Academic Support Intern, Education First (Monterey, California)
Institute Advantage: The International Education Management classes I completed continue to help me professionally. I gleaned so much about best practices in the field of international education management, and these have served me well in my career.
Expertise: Intercultural communication, student affairs, program development
First Job After Graduation: Program Director, Language and Cultural Programs, VIA Programs (Remote)
Practicum: Program Design Intern, Strategic Partnerships, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, California)
Institute Advantage: Faculty and advisors at the Institute who knew my interests helped me amplify the range of my job search. The Center for Advising and Career Services helped me consider whether this job was the best next step to advance my career in international education—ultimately, it was.
Expertise: Student success
First Job After Graduation: Marketing and Technology Coordinator, University of Utah Learning Abroad Program (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Practicum: Education Abroad Advisor, Portland Community College (Portland, Oregon)
Institute Advantage: My practicum work played a huge role in preparing me for my career; I created a strategic marketing plan and worked daily in the student enrollment system. The work I did in my practicum is work I do in my current position. The Marketing and Recruiting class was very helpful, as was the mentoring from the International Education Management faculty.
Expertise: Higher education administration, Spanish, intercultural communication
This information is compiled from surveys of the Classes of 2013–2017 and refers to the first job after graduation (unless otherwise stated).
China; Germany; Ghana; Italy; Japan; Liberia; Spain; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States
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Secured opportunity: 91%
Locations: Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Peru, United States
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Locations: Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, Malaysia, Spain, Cameroon, France, Mexico, Peru, United States