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Preview Days, November 9–13

Please join us online and get to know the Middlebury Institute better. Sign up to receive reminders, instructions on how to join your events, and recordings of the sessions.

We’ve planned a great series of online events:

  • Learn how our graduate programs can boost your career.
  • Sit in on discussions led by our faculty.
  • Meet with program chairs, advisors, and students from around the world.

Schedule of Events (Pacific Time Zone)

Monday, November 9

Noon–1:00 p.m. Where Do We Go from Here? (Opening session with Dean of the Institute Jeff Dayton-Johnson)
This year has been challenging for all of us: a global pandemic, economic upheaval, contentious elections, devastating natural disasters, and popular uprisings, demanding real social change. The timely relevance and usefulness of a Middlebury Institute education have never been greater. The world needs people like you. I look forward to discussing with you the role you can play and how the Middlebury Institute will help you make a meaningful impact for the greater good.

Tuesday, November 10

9:00–10:00 a.m. Day in the Life of an Interpreter (Panel discussion)
Get insights into what a day working as an interpreter is like. We will feature faculty and alumni who have worked in a range of professional settings.

Wednesday, November 11

4:30–5:30 p.m. The U.S.-Russian Nuclear Predicament: Are We Doomed to Cooperate or Simply Doomed? (Middlebury Institute Speaker Series event with Dr. Bill Potter)
For more than a half century, Washington and Moscow have worked to manage their nuclear competition and to cooperate in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons. But what’s the future of this often rocky relationship? Professor Bill Potter offers his insights into US-Russian nuclear dynamics and their implications for world stability. Sign up for this event on the Middlebury Institute Speaker Series page.

Thursday, November 12

7:30–8:00 a.m. International Students: meet with Kelly O’Connell, assistant director of International Student and Scholar Services, to learn about when you do and do not need a student visa, particularly in light of remote course work.

9:00–9:30 a.m. Education Loans for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: meet with Regina Garner, director of Student Financial Services.

Program Info Session I
Meet with faculty and program representatives to do a deep dive into the curriculum and career outcomes.

  • 9:30–10:15 a.m. TESOL, Teaching Foreign Language
  • 10:30–11:15 a.m. International Education Management
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. International Trade and Economic Diplomacy

12:30–1:15 p.m. Navigating the Admissions Process and Scholarships: students who have not submitted their application yet are encouraged to attend this session.

12:30–1:15 p.m. Getting Started at the Middlebury Institute: this session will be particularly informative for students who have submitted their applications and admitted students.

Program Info Session II
Meet with faculty and program representatives to do a deep dive into the curriculum and career outcomes.

  • 1:30–2:15 p.m. MPA, International Policy and Development
  • 2:30–3:15 p.m. International Environmental Policy
  • 3:30–4:15 p.m. Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management

Friday, November 13

Noon–1:00 p.m. How to Succeed in Virtual Teams (Panel discussion)
Employers are looking for hires who are able to work remotely and manage teams across time zones. No matter the field or discipline, remote work and remote learning are becoming increasingly crucial and may be the key to your success. Join Dr. Anne Campbell, Dr. David Wick, and members of Middlebury’s organizational development team, Melissa Sorenson and Sheila Cameron, for a rich exploration of how to succeed in intercultural virtual teams.



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