Immersive professional learning describes the real-world, applied learning opportunities offered through Middlebury Institute programs. Despite the onset of a global pandemic, practicum students successfully completed their internships and field projects remotely for the second half of the semester.
International Education Management students Sayre Weir and Milira Tillman were only a few weeks into their graduate studies at the Institute when they started collaborating on the now published collaborative research project with Professor Paige Butler.
Middlebury Institute student Angelo Gonzalez is the leading force behind The International Journal of Language and Policy, a new peer-reviewed academic journal focused on international relations and language studies.
After transitioning to working from home, Middlebury Institute staff member Naomi Braswell started making masks in her spare time. She has now made over 300 masks, shipping them across the country and even overseas.
In just over one week, the Middlebury Institute community joined together to raise over $27,000 for the creation of a special Student Emergency Fund to help meet unexpected financial needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Middlebury Institute Professor Rana Issa recently hosted an improvised cooking lesson in Arabic, celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine with students and their families, utilizing WhatsApp, colored pens, and pantry staples.