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The Monterey Institute of International Studies (its acronym is MIIS) is a graduate school in Monterey, California, which specializes in programs in international relations. A graduate school or grad school (American English), or, in British English a postgraduate school, is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... The City of Monterey is located on Monterey Bay along the Pacific coast in central California in the United States. ... International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ...


MIIS was established in 1955 to teach modern languages in their cultural context and has evolved into an international professional graduate school dedicated to preparing students to respond effectively to the complex challenges of a rapidly changing global environment. The school has approximately 700 studies and 70 faculty. Although its focus is primarily on graduate education, it also has a small honors undergraduate program that qualified students may transfer into. A modern language is any human language that is used by societies in the world today. ...


MIIS has recently signed an affiliation agreement with Middlebury College in Vermont. Middlebury College is a small, selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England town of Middlebury, Vermont. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ...


MIIS is divided into four schools:

  • The Fisher Graduate School of International Business
  • The Graduate School of International Policy Studies
  • The Graduate School of Language and Educational Linguistics
  • The Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation

MIIS also runs the well-known Center for Nonproliferation Studies.


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