The Monterey Institute celebrated another great year in 2013, highlighted by wonderful student achievements, strong employment numbers for graduates, and visits by the UN Secretary-General and the former president of Kyrgyzstan.
Eight Monterey Institute faculty and alumni participated in the 2013 Middlebury Clifford Symposium, a collaborative effort between the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College highlighting language programs on both campuses.
The popular four-year-old student club B.U.I.L.D. continues to offer free language lessons to both MIIS students and the wider Monterey community, with the addition this year of teacher seminars and curriculum support for new teachers.
Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.
Fulbright students from around the world participating in a Monterey Institute program designed to help prepare them for graduate studies in the United States got a very special lesson on U.S. government from Congressman Sam Farr.
Hailed by the American Literary Translator’s Association as “today’s foremost translator of classic Samurai texts,” Monterey Institute alumnus William Scott Wilson is perhaps best known for his translation of Hagakure that he started working on while still a student.
A recent campus panel sponsored by the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program offered students an in-depth briefing on career opportunities in the language field and beyond for those with advanced language expertise.
Summer has arrived at the Monterey Institute with an influx of students studying Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese as part of the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program, and an even more international group enrolled in the Intensive English Program.