Fair Trade at MIIS

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is excited to begin its journey to become the first fair trade graduate institution in the nation!

We are proud to be a part of the Fair Trade Campaign that will allow our campus to reflect our values of social justice, sustainability, and now: fair trade!

MIIS is a graduate institution in Monterey, California. We prepare students from all over the globe to make an impact in their world through immersive learning experiences, training students with professional skills and real world based classes and practica.

Learn more about MIIS, our graduate programs and our impact here: http://www.miis.edu/

Campaign Progress

Build Your Team

The Fair Trade committee provides leadership and direction for your campaign.

Completed November 10th, 2016

Reach Out to Campus Outlets

Work with your food service provider to increase the availability of Fair Trade products on campus.

Completed March 7th, 2017

Enroll Offices and Catering

Work with campus offices and catering to source Fair Trade products.

Completed December 4th, 2016

Commit to Fair Trade Education and Events

Raise awareness of Fair Trade on your campus through events, curriculum, news coverage, and more.

Completed November 10th, 2016

Pass a Fair Trade Resolution

Draw up a resolution that reflects the college’s commitment to Fair Trade and pass it through the appropriate decision-making bodies for approval.

Completed April 6th, 2017

From Our Blog

How to Practice Interpretation Remotely: Webinar + Q&A from Barry Olsen

March 30, 2020 In the recorded webinar above, offered in March 2020 by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Professor Barry Olsen offers guidance to students for practicing consecutive and simultaneous...

Strategies for Communicating with Students in Remote Classes

March 27, 2020 “...communication with students in online classes needs to be frequent, intentional, and multifaceted” (Kristina Wilson) We may be used to relying on our face to face class time with our students ...

What is “asynchronous” and why do you keep recommending it to me?

March 15, 2020 If you’ve dropped in to chat with DLINQ staff and interns this week, you have probably heard advice to reduce synchronous interactions with students in favor of asynchronous interactions, particular...

Fair Trade Products

Events and Outreach Office
AquaTerra catering services for campus
CSIL Office
Samson Cafe Samson Center


Our team

May 1, 2017 Download

International Bazaar at MIIS

April 11, 2017 Download


Ben Playfair