The MISTI Excellence Awards were created in 2012 to honor student achievement and commitment to MISTI and to global leadership.

Each year MISTI presents three types of awards to outstanding students who embody the mission and spirit of MISTI. MISTI provides a $1,000 award to the honorees.


(2014 awardees from left to right: Jelimo Maswan, Camille Richman, Joseph Chism, Akanksha Midha and Sasha Churikova. Photographer: Molly Schneider)

MISTI Ambassador Award

Presented annually to an MIT student who exemplifies MISTI's mission and has served as an outstanding MISTI representative abroad and at MIT

2014 recipients

MISTI Achievement Award

Presented annually to an MIT student or recent alumnus who has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to his or her host organization in the course of his or her internship.

2014 recipient

Suzanne Berger Award for Future Global Leaders

Presented annually to a graduating senior who, through his or her coursework and practical experience abroad, has demonstrated his or her potential to become a global leader.

2014 recipient

Clarisse Lebel Internship

For the first time, MISTI honored a student with the Clarisse Lebel Internship in 2014. The Internship was provided by Jean Lebel in honor of his wife, Clarisse. Lebel and his wife Clarisse have been supporters of the MIT-France Program from the beginning.

2014 recipient