Resources

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

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

  • Undergraduate research exchange programs with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the Imperial-MIT Summer Reserach Exchange.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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