Through Global Teaching Labs, select MIT students are matched with foreign high school hosts for three weeks in January. At each location the students prepare tailored courses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects that complement the school's curriculum and highlight MIT's hands-on approach to education. Subjects taught, style of teaching and type of accommodation vary by country.
Timeline for 2017
Applications for the January 2017 program are due by September 25, 2016. Applicants need to submit their resume, their academic transcript, a letter of recommendation (ideally related to teaching) and a short essay. Selected students will be invited to interview shortly thereafter. Required materials and placement timelines vary by country.
MISTI GTL is currently offered in a handful of MISTI locations. In your application you will be asked to choose TWO countries you would like to go to, and rank TWO subjects you feel most comfortable teaching. When indicating your country choices, please keep in mind that the subjects to be taught vary by country, as indicated below:
Germany - STEM
Israel - STEM, Entrepreneurship
Italy - STEM, Debate
Jordan - STEM, Entrepreneurship
Kazakhstan - STEM
Korea - STEM
MEET - Computer Science
Mexico - STEM
Russia - STEM, Entrepreneurship
South Africa - Math
Spain - STEM
For more information, attend the GTL INFO SESSION on Friday, September 16, 2016, 4:30 PM to 6 PM in the Vannevar Bush Room (10-105).
Required training sessions
There will be approximately 5-6 mandatory training sessions. Exact dates will be determined in early to mid-fall.