Episode 3 of MIIS Radio is an interview with Castelline Tilus, a MIIS Alumna who embodies what we do and why we do it. She embraced her Haitian identity, taking her incredible work ethic back to her home country to apply what she learned here on campus. Working in Haiti, she and her colleagues explored the perception of NGOs in a country that depends almost entirely on NGOs for social services.

Castelline proves that passion and diligence can translate into a lifetime of service for students at MIIS. She was always a friendly face here on campus with insights to offer in class, but this interview reveals her experiences at MIIS and what moves her to work in the development field.

She walks the walk and talks the talk. Her actions prove her values and her smile proves her heart. I hope you enjoy and learn as much from Castelline as I did.


Sneak Peak of Episode 1: Davos Competition

Heard of Davos? Could you find it on a map? Wait, what does MIIS have in relation to Switzerland? Here’s a little sneak peak.

The MIIS Team that won the Davos competition

You might have missed this story–or one about which you may have wanted to learn more. For the second year in a row, a team from MIIS won the MBA Case competition in Davos, Switzerland. Their team’s challenge from the competition sponsor, BNP Paribas:

Develop a new and actionable idea that will enable meaningful investment in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals while creating new growth opportunities for BNP Paribas CIB division. The case study can be found here.


Tune in on Friday 3/9/18 for the release of

Episode 1: Miis’d you in action: Davos Competition Winners

Podcast workshop

Podcast Workshop (Landscape)



Calling all Serial fanatics, radio lovers, communicators and educators who are curious about podcasting.

The DLC, MIIS Radio, and special guest Vice President (and podcasting extraordinaire) Jeff Dayton-Johnson are hosting an interactive workshop on podcasting for students and faculty.

Come to the DLC’s Learning Lab (above the D-Space) on Tuesday March 1st from 12-1pm to learn about creating quality podcasts and start making your own.

Weirdly Worldly: Three TESOL students nerding out over language and culture

Weirdly Worldly is a podcast and long-form conversation. 20151201_175552

We are three TESOL students who frequently find ourselves discussing world events and happenings. Since our lives revolve around language while at school, it only makes sense to discuss accents in our first episode.

The most recent claim on the origins of the Australian accent says that drunken settlers are to blame. As language students, we dissect the validity of this argument and bring to light some other ideas.


2015 Summer Peacebuliding Program with Professor Iyer and the Center for Conflict Studies

Over the summer of 2015, I participated in the first annual Summer Peacebuilding Program on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, hosted by Professor Pushpa Iyer and the Center for Conflict Studies. DSC_0022

Spending part of the time on the MIIS campus and part of the time at the Mount Madonna Center in Watsonville, CA, our group of almost 20 students from all over the world took a deep dive into many concepts incorporated in peacebuilding. I took a moment to interview 4 of the students from the program, asking them to discuss some of the personal transformations they experienced over those 3-weeks.

Take 15 minutes to hear the insightful things they went through.

For more information about the 2016 Summer Peacebuilding Program and the Center for Conflict Studies, visit

Thank you to Professor Iyer for a great program.

Live from the first Social Hour!

MIIS Radio is back! Live from the first Social Hour: summer reflections, first week surprises, and hopes for the upcoming year

​ThisSocial Hour 8.28 installment of MIIS Radio features voices from the first MIIS social event of the year, the Student Services Social Hour. In the cool 80-degree Monterey evening, students mingled on the Samson Patio, sipping beverages served by the ever-enthusiastic members of Student Council, telling stories, and enjoying a break after a long first week. Whether a new or returning student, everyone agreed that the first week had its store of stress, stimulation, and surprises. Corinne Smith reports live from the event.

Special thanks to contributors Emma Tonge, Yuki Goto, Emily Summerlin, Lynn Rampe, Lucy Jobe, Amanda Liles, Ayako Yamada, Briun Greene, and David Richards.

Featuring “La Paix” by Amadou and Mariam, off their 2004 album Dimanche Á Bamako.

Internships Abroad: How to achieve success working outside of the U.S.

Slide1In this podcast, we shed light on how to be a successful intern in Latin America. Luisa Lema, the Public Policy Coordinator for the Colombian NGO Fondo Acción, answers the important questions that each MIIS student looking to work and live abroad wants to know. From resumes to housing, we cover all the essential information and Luisa’s candid responses really provide listeners with valuable information that is applicable to working in Latin America and other parts of the world! So get your listen on and provide us with your feedback.

Thank you to the CACS office for assisting with this podcast.

For more information on Fondo Acción, see the link below or contact Danny Pavitt:



Welcome back to MIIS Radio!


The fall semester is underway and we at the DLC are proud and excited to welcome you back with reinvigorated spirit. For returning students, the DLC has undergone some interesting new changes, and for new students, the DLC welcomes you into the family. Our work is housed at the intersections of education and technology, so if you find that you need help with your content, competency, or presentation we can provide you free consultation services.

To keep the words brief and the speech flowing, please click on the link to be (re)introduced to some key communication tools, resources, and event updates.

This year MIIS Radio will become an official student led organization, so come check out our booth on Thursday from 12-2 in the Samson Center!

We want to hear your voice. And we want you to be heard. Let’s make it happen together!

Nukhet Kardam on MIIS Radio!


Welcome back Pro Bytes on MIIS Radio, and welcome to the program Nukhet Kardam, one of my favorite professors on campus! She’s fun, dynamic, interesting, friendly, inviting, and brilliantly insightful. All of these awesome qualities made for a very free-flowing interview, wherein we were able to talk about the fluidity of identity, gender mainstreaming, and conveying messages via varying mediums.

Nukhet and I first met last term when I dropped into her office to ask about contacts in my field of interest, but that was just the tip our iceberg together. I had the pleasure of taking the Communicating Social Change workshop this spring with Nukhet and two of her colleagues from Middlebury – John Elder and Andrea Olsen. By the time we had finished the two-weekend workshop I had confidently found my radio voice and had had plenty of practice with both public and recorded conversations. I could even go so far as to say that the course helped to give me a fresh start here at MIIS Radio. The interview was long and beautiful, making it difficult to cut, so enjoy the extended version.