What you may not know, however, is how hard MISTI works to help you follow through on those tips. We are prepared to offer resources and guidance for everything from insurance questions to emergencies and issues of personal safety. Your MISTI program manager will provide a detailed MISTI health and safety guide and go over it with you before you leave. The guide contains the information below, plus additional details and location-specific information.
To help us protect you and keep you safe, please review this page.
MISTI Health and Safety Lead: Griselda Gomez, (617) 252-1483
MIT Police: 617-253-1212
International SOS: call collect from anywhere in the world (+12159428226 / Membership Number: 11BSGC000066)
All MIT students are covered during their experiences abroad by ISOS, which provides international medical, security, emotional and travel assistance.
MISTI will provide you with an ISOS Membership card with MIT’s Membership number (11BSGC000066) and the dedicated telephone number +1 215-942-8478. If taking a smart phone in addition to carrying the card, we encourage you to download the ISOS app.For assistance, you can either call the number above or use the LiveChat function. To use the LiveChat function you must download the app, register and create a profile, we encourage you do so before your trip. When needed you can chat over WiFi: see APPENDIX A. For more information on ISOS please visit this website