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Middlebury Institute Translation and Localization Management Program and Crowdin Announce Technology Partnership

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey


Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Crowdin, a powerful localization platform, are pleased to announce their collaboration via a Technology Partnership that will give students access to the latest cloud technology solutions for localization management and modern translation processes.

This partnership will allow translation students at universities across the globe to utilize the localization platform to collaborate on translation projects for deserving non-profit projects managed by Globe Multilingual Services, a student-driven agency within the Institute that provides localization and translation services. The Translation and Localization Management (TLM) program at MIIS is one of the world’s premiere sources of top localization talent, while Crowdin is a technology solution for translation and localization management that allows users to seamlessly localize software and maintain translation quality.

In this partnership, volunteer translators enrolled at renowned translation programs around the world will use Crowdin’s translation technology to gain invaluable real-world experience by participating in translation projects managed by TLM students at MIIS for organizations including the Web Literacy Project, Steinbeck Center, the Endangered Languages Project and more.

“We wanted to make it as easy as possible for interested volunteers to get involved,” says Max Troyer, Associate Professor and TLM Program Chair. “Since our primary volunteers are translation students within the Institute and at partner schools abroad, it turns out we need a lot of them, and without a platform that provides wide opportunities for crowdsourcing, we would spend all our time testing translators and creating accounts for them. With Crowdin, onboarding is easy and the voting system lets good translations bubble up to the top.”

Serhiy Dmytryshyn, CEO, Crowdin says: “We are happy to support young professionals in their future successful careers as localization managers, translators, and next generation industry experts. Our technology aims to streamline their work with frequently-updated content. That’s why we cooperate with educational institutions, and becoming a technology partner for MIIS is just the right step to move forward in our mission. We want to contribute as much as possible in making great content available for people across the globe and spreading the agile culture.”

For more information on the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey University contact Max Troyer ([email protected]), or visit the Institute’s webpage. To use Crowdin at your school or company, contact Customer Success team ([email protected]), or visit the company webpage.

About the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Founded in 1955, the The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provides international and professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing world. The Institute provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including translation, interpretation, language teaching and localization. Employers across this rapidly growing industry rely on the Translation and Localization Management program as their go-to source for finding Localization Management talent.

About Crowdin

Crowdin is a cloud localization management solution for teams that want to move fast, power their existing workflows with localization, and make translations in parallel with product development. Currently, more than 1,000,000 people use Crowdin to translate, manage, and organize localization projects. Crowdin has powerful features and deep integrations to fit the localization needs of teams and companies of any size. Crowdin’s passion is to keep it simple and “WOW” with the outstanding user experience.