Two Middlebury Institute students and a recent alumna of the International Education Management program presented their research on how to increase diversity in college study abroad programs at the Diversity Abroad Conference earlier this month.
Two Middlebury Institute students hosted a digital storytelling workshop for youth living in a deserted US Naval base in Panama in January as part of a special Institute fellowship. They created a story of their own with the help of a young filmmaker and Middlebury College student.
For Middlebury Institute student Katie Barthelow, taking a course titled “Starting Your Own Social Change Organization” proved prophetic, as her classroom concept pitch led to piloting a project connecting classrooms in the US and Panama through language exchange.
Middlebury Institute professor Gabriel Guillen is piloting a program to connect eager Spanish language students with the Hispanic community in Monterey County by facilitating regular tandem English/Spanish sessions.
Middlebury Institute student Chisom Udeze is well on her way to realizing a lifelong dream of establishing a visionary secondary school in her native Nigeria, with construction underway toward a goal of opening next year.
Middlebury Institute students who are also Returned Peace Corps Volunteers shared their experiences with local middle and high school students during National Peace Corps Week, often joined by international students from the countries where they served.