Get ready for your MISTI experience! MISTI training sessions and resources are designed to familiarize you with culture, society and workplace norms.

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Training Sessions

MISTI training sessions will give you an overview of Kazakh culture, history and society, as well as provide practical information about living in this country. As part of this preparation, you will also meet past MIT students from Kazakhstan. All trainings will be held during the spring semester.
April 3, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm View Event Details
Get ready for your trip
April 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm View Event Details
Lunch with MISTI Kazakhstan Faculty Director Elizabeth Wood
May 6, 2017 9:30am - 1:00pm View Event Details
This is the final training before your trip


Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to apply, please contact the passport division of the State Department. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks.

Visa to Kazakhstan

U.S. passport holders need a visa. If you are not a U.S. passport holder, check this list of visa-free countries. Students who need visas will work with the program manager to obtain one.



Each student flight is booked by the student.

We recommend booking you round-trip flight immediately after confirming the dates of the program with your host and after getting your visa (if you need one).
If you need to change the dates on your ticket, there will be a change fee associated with the date change. 


In  most cases housing will be provided by the hosts. In some cases students must arrange for their own housing with assistance from the program manager.