We’re opening our doors just for you!

Preview Day, November 2

“Visiting the Institute really solidified my desire to come here. The faculty and students did a great job framing the school and what differentiates it from other programs.”

— Current Student

We’ve planned a full day of events:

  • Learn how our graduate programs can boost your career.
  • Sit in on a master class taught by one of our faculty.
  • Network with professors and students from around the world.
  • Meet with advisors.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 1

4:30–6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Join us at the Holland Center for light refreshments.

Saturday, November 2

9:30–10:30 a.m. Check-In and Coffee
Head to the McCone Atrium, get your welcome packet, and sign in.

10:30–11:00 a.m. Welcome Presentation
Get an overview of Middlebury Institute and how we will help you launch your international career.

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Master classes
Experience a Middlebury Institute class with our expert faculty.

  • The Language Learning Unicorn (Dr. Thor Sawin) Explore new ideas, initiatives, and challenges in the intersection of language learning, technology, entrepreneurship, and activism.
  • Money Laundering and Financial Crime (Dr. Moyara Ruehsen) It’s all about following the money. Whether we’re tracking North Korean proliferation activities, human trafficking, terrorism financing, or corruption, making the financial connections allows us to track networks and come up with new prosecution and deterrence strategies.
  • Behind the Scenes: Interpreter Ethics (Dean Laura Burian) In this past year, members of the U.S. Congress have attempted a few times to compel President Trump’s interpreter to testify about or provide notes from meetings with Russia’s President Putin. Should the interpreter be compelled to testify? What are the ethical dilemmas involved in this scenario?
  • Understanding Contemporary U.S.-Russian Relations: The Roshomon Effects (Dr. Anna Vassilieva) U.S.-Russian relations are at the lowest point since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Yet Russians are interpreting the conflict differently from Americans. What are the roots of Russian discontent and why are they important to understand?

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Samson Center

1:30–2:15 p.m. Campus Tours Led by Current Students
Learn about the history of the Middlebury Institute and get a glimpse into life on campus from current students.

2:30–5:00 p.m. Program-Specific Breakout Sessions
Meet with faculty and program representatives to do a deep dive into the program curriculum and career outcomes.

5:00–6:00 p.m. Closing Reception

  • Take advantage of this final event to connect with faculty, administrators, and your peers.
  • Meet representatives of some of our centers, initiatives, and student organizations.

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