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Media at Monterey: Innovation, Intersection, and Collaboration

Last Friday February 6th, a group of over 30 students poured into Morse Room 104 for the MW 580: Digital Media for Change workshop. We gathered under the tutelage of Teaching and Learning Collaborative’s fearless leader Bob Cole, forming the Monterey Institute’s first ever podcast army. Each of us accepted the formidable mission of designing our own podcast features for the Institute’s iTunes U site and of developing individual media portfolios – intersecting with and enhancing our scholarly and academic projects through storytelling and new modes of communication.

To virtually attend our class, read our blog, and contribute to our innovative discussions, join our ning network. Hope to see you there!

The Monterey Institute’s also continues expansion of its Web 2.0 presence on YouTube. See this week’s featured video on effective MBA applications below. For more video conversations about the Monterey Institute and our community, visit the official YouTube Channel.


MIIS Peer Mentor Program Update

Every semester, the Monterey Institute’s Peer Mentor Program connects incoming students with returning ones to foster relationships, build networks, and genuinely welcome them to the MIIS community!

Check out the Program’s blog (and its brand new look on the MIIS website!) plus its upcoming events for November and December here.

Monterey to Middlebury Language Fellowship

Monterey Institute Announces Full-Tuition Fellowships to Study Foreign Languages at Middlebury College

The Monterey Institute of International Studies is pleased to announce up to 30 full fellowships- including tuition, room, board, books, and travel to attend Middlebury Language Schools, from June – August 2009 to any student who has been admitted to the Monterey Institute.

The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace provide funding for intensive language study in one of four languages: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. The scholarships are available to individuals who are committed to rigorous language study, master’s degree training, and professional skill development to address global issues.

Fellowships for Peace recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic credentials, experience, and commitment to building a more peaceful world. Fellowships are offered only for students admitted to one of the following master’s programs:

• International Business – MBA

• International Policy Studies

• International Environmental Policy

• Public Administration in International Management – MPA

• Teaching Foreign Language


By the time of enrollment at the Monterey Institute in Fall 2009, students must demonstrate that they meet the language proficiency requirements for their program of study.

• Arabic: Ready to begin studies at the second or third-year college level.

• Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Russian: Ready to begin studies at the third-year college level.

Teaching Foreign Language

Must be at the minimum fourth year college-level in their desired teaching language.

Application materials must be postmarked by February 2, 2009.

For complete information, see the MIIS website.