The Institute has established a new scholarship fund in honor of Professor Edgard Coly to support African students and students planning to pursue careers in Africa. Professor Coly, who passed away in March, was from Senegal and taught courses in French language and African issues for nearly 20 years at MIIS.
Erica Williams MAIPS ’02 was recently promoted to executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Erica shares how her MIIS experience helped prepare her for this role, and Dean Jeff Dayton-Johnson shares his view of the importance of the work Erica is doing.
An alum from the ITED program helped me secure my internship with the International Trade Administration, and that role, above all else, helped me land my current job. If there is one piece of advice I would give current students, it’s that it’s never too early to start networking and looking for your summer internship or your full-time job.
Whether freelancing as conference or medical interpreters or working in-house—for multinational corporations or government agencies, for example—today’s interpreters are rising to the challenges of the pandemic and continuing to advance their careers.
As a Davis Fellow for Peace, Middlebury Institute alumna Danika Robison documented a story of injustice, unionization and the hard-fought preservation of a Pre-Inca language and culture in Ecuador. The documentary short film, Kawasakunchik, is an official selection in the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival.
I can’t think of an experience at the Institute that didn’t help me. The specialized knowledge and hands-on experience that students gain are invaluable, and I believe that this degree of attention is rare in the localization field. Your MIIS degree is really worth something. Trust it!