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Preview Day, April 6

“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.
We will only text you important personal updates and reminders.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 5

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

Saturday, April 6

9:00 a.m. Check-in and coffee
Head to the McCone Atrium, get your welcome packet, and sign in.

9:30–10:00 a.m. Welcome presentation
Get an overview of Middlebury Institute and how we will help you launch your international career.

10:00–10:45 a.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.

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

  • Money Laundering and Financial Crime (Dr. Moyara Ruehsen). The extent to which financial crime impacts our international order cannot be overstated. From nuclear proliferation to political upheaval to global terrorism; where threats exist, financial backing is making them possible.
  • Behind the Scenes: Interpreter Ethics (Dr. 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 US-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?
  • The Language Unicorn (Dr. Gabriel Guillen). Explore new ideas, initiatives, and challenges at the intersection of language learning, technology, entrepreneurship, and activism.

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–4:00 p.m. Program-specific breakout sessions
Meet with faculty and program representatives to do a deep dive into the program curriculum and career outcomes.

4:00–5:00 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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