“Being here, being part of history in the making… is simply unbelievable,” says Middlebury Institute alumnus Weihao Zhang MACI ’14, part of large team of alumni, faculty and students interpreting at the Rio Olympics, continuing a tradition that has spanned fifteen Games.
Providing a lens into rewarding summer experiences, six students shared images from their adventures gaining valuable professional experience in Thailand, Costa Rica, Minnesota, China, South Korea and Brazil by taking over the Middlebury Institute’s Instagram feed.
Twenty-two Middlebury Institute students took the opportunity to work on projects for international organizations in six countries while completing their degree requirements as part of this year’s International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.
Students from summer Intensive English Programs at the Middlebury Institute presented research on topics ranging from rising right-wing violence in Germany to educational inequality in Chile at the annual student symposium.
Middlebury Institute alumna Molly McKeon will study the links between microfinance and entrepreneurship in Mongolia as the inaugural research fellow with the Institute’s Center for Social Impact Learning.