About MIIS


The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) offers its students a wide range of professional degrees to prepare them for careers in fields including international business, development, education, environmental policy, language teaching, and translation and interpretation. The Institute’s 750 students come from more than 50 countries around the world and together with the faculty share a deep interest in, and commitment to, global engagement and cross-cultural communication.

Since its founding in 1955, the Institute has developed leading programs in these diverse fields of study. Today it is home to a wide range of research centers and initiatives, including the renowned James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Center for the Blue Economy, among others.

Founded in 1800, Middlebury College has long been recognized as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the country. The College provides its 2,500 undergraduate students with a rigorous liberal arts education and a wide range of opportunities to pursue interests and experiences outside the classroom.

The Institute became affiliated with Middlebury College in 2005 and was fully integrated as a graduate school of Middlebury in 2010. It was formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies (1979 to 2015) and the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies (1955 to 1979).

Other Middlebury schools and programs include the Middlebury Language Schools, the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad, the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences, and the Middlebury School of the Environment.