International Opportunities

Advice and Assistance

  • Contact the Gobal Education Team with questions or to discuss options for going aborad; the team is part of Global Education and Career Development (GECD)

  • Key steps in preparing to go aborad, regardless of the program or destination. Advice on ways to start exploring your global interests and develop cultural literacy, including foreign language classes and internationally-focused minors

  • Explore the Go Global site to find opportunities for internships, research, public service, and study abroad

  • MIT uses travel warnings and alerts issued by the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization to categorize countries with a travel warning level of Extreme, High, or Moderate.

  • Guidelines outline definitions of MIT international travel, the various levels of travel warnings, and the policies that apply to international travel for MIT.

  • Information and resources to support our global travelers to understand and prepare for risk and access assistance

  • Record your trip details and contact information, in case of an incident

Research Abroad

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

  • An international collaboration involving MIT and government, academia, and industry in Portugal to develop education and research programs related to engineering systems

  • MIT’s largest international research endeavor in partnership with the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore, known for its interdisciplinary research groups

  • An engineering and life science educational and research collaboration among the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and MIT

  • Participate in a Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology faculty member’s research project in Singapore

  • Faculty mentored research in an international setting; qualifying projects must have the approval, mentorship, and guidance of an MIT faculty member

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad

Study Abroad

  • Department-based study-abroad programs currently offered in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zurich (Switzerland); Materials Science and Engineering at University of Oxford (UK) or Imperial College London (UK); Nuclear Science and Engineering at Imperial College London (UK); Architecture at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) or the University of Hong Kong; Aero/Astro at the University of Pretoria (South Africa); and Political Science at Sciences Po (France).

  • Nationally or internationally competitive awards that fund research or graduate studies, offering opportunities to advance your learning, research, and career

  • In conjuction with a MISTI internship or as a separate experience, earn MIT credit at top schools in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain; some MISTI programs also offer for-credit IAP activities

  • Student-designed semester abroad program for students interested in working with a D-Lab community partner a developing country, while completing academically rigorous courses

  • Take Spanish II with an MIT instructor at Instituto International de Madrid during IAP and stay with a local family

  • Spring semester in Madrid taking engineering classes at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and humanities, science, management, and social science courses at Universidad Complutense de Madrid; student live with local families

  • Full academic year exchange program between MIT and the University of Cambridge for MIT juniors; available to students in most academic departments and designed so that students earn a full year of transfer credit

  • Required  forms and checklists that help you prepare to study abroad

  • There are a wide range of internal and external funding sources for your study abroad experience

  • Explore study abroad options including MIT-managed programs, departmental programs, direct enrollment programs, and outside providers. Students can receive transfer credit for attending non-MIT study abroad programs that have been vetted by MIT. Global Education maintains an extensive list of these programs.

  • Lising of international grants and scholarships to study and conduct research abroad in a wide variety of fields

  • Search for study abroad opportunities by country, term, field of study, or keyword

Public Service Abroad

Internships Abroad

  • Seminar-style course for MIT freshmen to develop competencies in career exploration, communication, professional etiquette, and internship search skills; internships occur the summer between freshman and sophomore year

  • 10-month internships in selected countries in Asia for graduating seniors and graduate students who have had limited experience in Asia; provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia

  • Supports the development and use of knowledge from excluded communities to deepen civic engagement, improve community practice, inform policy, mobilize community assets, and generate shared wealth

  • Connects current students to alumni in workplaces worldwide during MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP)

  • International internship course that links teams of MIT Sloan MBA students with entrepreneurs in emerging markets

  • Matches and prepares students for all-expenses-paid internships and research abroad