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Monterey Institute of International Studies

Monterey Institute of International Studies is college with 22 students located in Monterey, CA.

Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Master's University


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The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges. History

The Monterey Institute of International Studies was established in 1955 as the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies by founders Gaspard Weiss, Remsen Bird, and Dwight Morrow Jr., who envisioned a graduate school that promoted international understanding through the study of language and culture. While the institute's name has evolved, its core identity as an innovative leader in international professional education has remained constant.

Over the decades the Institute has grown, adding new programs, faculty, and students to expand its global reach and educational mission. In 1961, the school moved to its current downtown Monterey location, where it presently occupies 14 buildings that house two graduate schools, multiple research centers, and numerous special programs.

In 2005, the Institute took a major step forward by affiliating with--and five years later becoming a graduate school of--Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 13 countries and 34 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though--we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are crafting the building blocks for a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business. The Institute Today

The Monterey Institute offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute's unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Monterey Institute learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.

The Institute's Graduate School of International Policy and Management and the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education offer degrees in international policy studies, translation and interpretation, language education, and international business that have propelled our alumni into international careers that address the critical challenges of this century.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 22
Gender 82% Male / 18% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 91% Full Time / 9% Part Time
Ethnic Diversity
White 61%
Multi-racial 4%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Ethnicity Unknown 14%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 4%

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Popular Majors

International Relations and Affairs (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

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Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Political Scientists
Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Sunder Ramaswamy
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 67
Student : Faculty Ratio 1 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 47 : 52
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100
International Faculty 28




Selectivity Score: 22/100

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Sticker Price

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $34,970 Same as On-Campus
Fees $56 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A N/A
Books N/A N/A
Total (before financial aid) $35,026 $35,026

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