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Chelsea Lavallee

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Monday, May 15th, 2017

IEMer Heather Rahimi Excels on South Korean Practicum

Heather Rahimi MAIEM ‘17 has spent the last four months on practicum at the University of Utah Asia campus in Incheon, South Korea.  Having never set foot on the Asian continent prior to her practicum, Heather utilized takeaways from her MIIS coursework, non-verbal communication and flexibility to excel throughout her experience. What has been the […]

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

IEM Symposium April 27th!

Hey all! Next week is Symposium! Come out (or log on to Zoom) and support current practicum students in the 8-10am and 4-6pm sessions, as well as those in the 12-2pm session presenting on NAFSA Advocacy Day, Team Spain, CIES and Diversity Abroad! To log-on via Zoom (no download required), please visit

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Social Impact Management Workshop and Internship in Colombia with Fundacion E2E

TALLER PARA LA GESTIÓN DE IMPACTO SOCIAL (TGIS) TGIS is a competitive international program in Medellín, Colombia for current and aspiring social impact practitioners on project design and management, impact measurement, and organizational sustainability. Participants collaborate with Colombian and international students, professionals, and community leaders to solve real issues using cutting-edge tools. TGIS is an […]

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Sign up for Round 1 of Aspen Case Competition by March 7

MIIS has been selected as one of 25 schools to partner on the Aspen Institute’s 2017 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition.  This preeminent program differs from other MBA case study competitions in that its focus is explicitly on social, ethical and environmental decisions currently being faced by a real business.  The top five […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

DPMI Colombia a Unique Experience for MIIS Students

Thirty practitioners and Middlebury Institute (MIIS) graduate students came together in Medellin this past January to participate in the first ever iteration of DPMI Colombia. MIIS alumna Teryn Wolfe and DPMI alumna Shelley Casey of the E2E Foundation hosted a training which covered skills from module one of DPMI and incorporated content adapted to their […]

Friday, January 27th, 2017

GSIPM Wins Photowings Grant! and is hiring!

GSIPM won a grant from Photowings for its “Bursting the Bubble: Fostering Connections between Community and Campus” project.  The project will aim to display art throughout Monterey County that depicts MIIS students involved in their local community.  At the center of the project is the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places (CAPP), which is […]

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

East Asia Practicum Deadline Feb. 3rd

The East Asia Practicum offers students the chance to explore foreign policy, trade and security issues in a semester long seminar that will also travel to Beijing and Tokyo over spring break.  The course will be taught by Professors Akaha and Liang. Please email Prof. Liang to register by February 3rd. For more details, visit […]

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Bright Future for DPMI Cairo – AUC Partnership

This J-term, the DPMI program ran its first training in Cairo in 5 years, re-invoking a longstanding partnership with the American University of Cairo (AUC).  MIIS and Middlebury College students joined a cohort of Master’s students at the AUC’s New Cairo campus to participate in a three week training, complete with site visits, alumni events, […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Summer Research Practicum with the Andean Alliance exploring local governance or education and agriculture in Peru

For the summer of 2017, the AASD is seeking 12 students to participate in an 8-week intensive summer research practicum. These students will be split into two teams, each pursuing a unique research opportunity. One team will be working with the local government Office of Economic Development; the other team will make policy recommendations to […]

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

GSIPM Talks with Professor Fredric Kropp about his Illustrious Career and Final Semester at MIIS

Professor Fredric Kropp After 17 years, Professor Fredric Kropp will be ending his tenure here at the Middlebury Institute. As fall 2016 will serve as his last semester, the Graduate School of International Policy and Management recently interviewed Kropp to discuss and reflect upon his time in academia. ________________________________________________________ What was it that first brought […]

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

A Semester at Sea and SUFE for Prof. Yuwei Shi

Prof. Yuwei Shi is back from a year-long sabbatical at Semester at Sea and Shanghai University (SUFE) where he taught two social entrepreneurship classes through Semester at Sea. Through these classes he was able to recruit 21 teams of students, faculty and staff to compete in a Social Venture Challenge. Several “life-long learners” aboard the […]

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

DPMI DC: An East Coaster Returns Home

As soon as I heard about Design, Partnering Management and Innovation (DPMI), I knew I would apply. There was really no convincing necessary, except that I was pretty committed to joining the Washington, DC Cohort and completing the full three-week program. This was admittedly for the selfish reason of recharging on the east coast—since I’m […]