The Monterey Institute recently launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching interested international students with enthusiastic local families, and opening up the world for all involved.
Thirty-two local businesses and student service providers participated in the second annual Student Information Fair, which drew a large crowd on a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus.
Two MIIS alumni will interpret for 16 Japanese students from areas affected by this year’s earthquake and tsunami as they embark on a 10-day U.S. tour designed to give American youth insight into the region and the disaster.
Dylan Westfeldt (MATI ’99) reports there are currently six Monterey Institute alumni on the interpreting staff at the United Nations, with four others freelancing and/or in the pipeline for future staff positions.
Nine out 16 graduate students chosen worldwide for the prestigious 2011 Translation and Terminology Fellowships at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva come from the Monterey Institute.
The Monterey Institute Intensive English Program will offer five different classes this summer for over 140 students from all over the world preparing for matriculation into degree programs at various universities.