Monterey Institute of International Studies
School of Translation, interpretation and language education, School of International Policy and Management
The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to succeed in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model, including an average class size of 14, ensures that the 800 students annually from 50 countries learn through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Monterey is located in the mountainous coastal region of California, one of the most beautiful natural settings in North America, boasting rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, lush forests, and an array of distinct fauna.
The campus setting is within walking distance from downtown Monterey. Many students walk or ride their bicycles in this small, safe community of 30,000 people, which nevertheless has many cultural, recreation and internship options. The average year-round temperature is about 15°C, although the weather can be quite cool along the California coast. San Francisco, with a metropolitan population of 7.4 million, is 200 km from campus.