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).
The 2019 UN MoU Universities Conference brought representatives of translation and interpretation programs and UN staff members from around the world together in Monterey for a two-day gathering on the Institute campus.
Language services professionals including Dr. Yun-Hwang Lee, interpreter at the recent U.S.-North Korea summits, will appear at a conference celebrating 50 years of translation, interpretation, and localization instruction at the Middlebury Institute on May 4-5.
Middlebury Institute Translation and Interpretation students Magdalena Kotzurek and Matthew Ross won first prize in the prestigious United Nations St. Jerome’s Translation Contest, and Translation student Rachel Echeto won Honorable Mention.
Twenty-three students conducted field research into a variety of topics related to their interests during a spring break trip to Tokyo and Beijing as part a semester-long Middlebury Institute seminar on East Asia’s foreign policy, trade, and security issues.