Aiming to improve affordability while maintaining academic rigor, the MA in International Policy and Development, Master of Public Administration, and MA in International Trade programs have been streamlined to meet student needs.
Maia Stewart, a joint MPA and IEM student participated as an assistant program director at Team4Tech. Maia interned during the summer of 2021. Carolyn Meyer helped Maia find the position at Team4Tech because the position aligned with Maia’s values and interests.
Luz Vazquez-Ramos MPAIEM ’17 turned her fifth-semester practicum—a Mexican study-abroad opportunity for DACA recipients—into an established educational program that gives undocumented individuals the chance to legally visit, and return from, the country they haven’t seen since childhood.
In response to student, alumni, and employer feedback, we are in the process of revamping three of our master’s degree programs to make them more flexible, affordable, and aligned with the key competencies desired in the market.
International Education Management professor Anne Campbell’s project for USAID to develop a toolkit for international scholarship programs also informed and enriched her classroom teaching at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
“Your friends, faculty, and career advisor can help you amplify the range of your search, but only if you are vocal about the kinds of work you enjoy.” Yuki Ueda MAIEM ’17 describes how the Institute helped launch a career in experiential learning programs.
The Middlebury Institute attracted a record enrollment of Peace Corps participants this fall, reflecting the common values underlying their long partnership, which was recently renewed for another five years.