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

Country Prep Subpages

Culture Courses

Course No. Course Name
17.910
MIT-UK Reading Seminar (spring- preferred option)
15.364
Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Lab (REAL)
17.561
European Politics (spring)

Additional Resources

The English by Jeremy Paxman
Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Watching the English by Kate Fox

Training Sessions

April 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm View Event Details
Are you ready for your MISTI summer? Join MISTI's training night to hear from this year's MISTI Excellence Awardees, mingle with classmates and get your photo taken with Tim the Beaver!
April 29, 2017 9:45am - 3:00pm View Event Details

Passport

Every student needs a valid passport. If you are a US citizen and need to obtain or renew your passport, please visit the US State Department's website for more information. Routine service requires 4-6 weeks. Note: your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your planned return.

Visa

Program managers can advise students about the application process, timeline and documents required. Depending on whether your internship is at a company or a university, US citizens will need to apply for at Tier 5 visa or a Short-term study visa. Please click here to find out if you need a visa based on your country of citizenship.

Flight

Each flight is booked by the student, after receiving approval from MISTI.

For summer internships, most students book flights immediately after confirming the dates of their internship with their host.

If you need the change the dates on your ticket, there will be a change fee associated with the date change. It is best to purchase your flight after confirming your dates with your internship host. Also keep in mind that one-way tickets are not necessarily less expensive than a round-trip ticket.

Accommodation

MISTI provides resources and advice for housing throughout the UK. Housing options vary by location, so start looking early.

  1. University housing
    Contact your host to see if there are sublets available within the research group or if student housing will be available during your stay.
  2. Shared apartments
    Some students prefer to find sublets with other students. Contact program for city/region specific sites and resources.
  3. Hostels
    Some hostels offer affordable long term housing options. Book early!