Petal Gahlot, a second-year student in the Middlebury Institute’s translation and interpretation program recently interpreted at an official meeting of Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Behind every language is a mentality,” The Associated Press featured Conference Interpretation alumnus Alexandre Ponomarev MACI '00, chief interpreter at the Tokyo Olympics next year.“I believe in acquiring a language you also acquire a certain mentality.”
As part of her degree in translation, Valeria Piña Fonseca went to the Peruvian Amazon during winter break to help Amazon Ecolodge translate documents about the living conditions of the local communities, like the Bora community in the picture.
At least seven Middlebury Institute students have been offered a summer fellowship at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization and the Institute recently renewed their decade old memorandum of understanding (MOU).