Middlebury Students Thrive in Monterey

Jon Wolfsthal
July 24, 2014

Middlebury student, Nate Sans

Middlebury student, Nate Sans

Five years after Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS) merged, more and more students from Middlebury are coming to experience what CNS and other parts of MIIS can offer their education and development. In addition to programs like the 4+1, where Middlebury students can get their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years, Middlebury students are also able to take classes in Monterey in core subjects, like those in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Department. In addition, some Middlebury undergraduate students are selected to participate in the highly competitive summer undergraduate fellows program on nonproliferation, run in Monterey.

One Middlebury undergraduate student who has participated in these opportunities is Nate Sans. Nate spent one semester of his junior year at MIIS and also participated as a summer fellow. During his time in Monterey, he won a competition to have an article published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, “Why the United States should redesign its nuclear submarines.” His experience was highlighted in a profile produced for Middlebury College Magazine in 2013. Nate hopes to attend the United States Naval Academy, and is spending this summer interning at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. CNS and MIIS are eager for more Middlebury students to pursue opportunities in Monterey and in the Washington, DC, offices of CNS/MIIS and Middlebury College.

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