Country Prep Subpages
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 for South Africa
Visas are not required for short-term periods (3 months or less) in South Africa for US citizens. If you are not a US-citizen, please check here to see if you will need an entry visa.
MIT-AFRICA covers travel from Boston to Africa. If you are travelling before your placement you will need to cover the costs to return to Boston.
You are welcome to stay in Africa after your internship ends (at your own expense).
Please discuss any additional travel details with the program manager once you have been placed.
You will work with your host and the MIT-AFRICA Managing Director to identify accomodation during your placement.