To learn with the world—and from it

MIT is committed to working with others to bring knowledge to bear on the world’s greatest challenges. At MISTI, we foster intercultural connections and advance global innovation by providing fully-funded student experiences and faculty collaborations, while developing partnerships with industry leaders and host organizations around the world.


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MISTI is the front door to highly tailored, immersive experiences designed to be a global extension of MIT’s on-campus learning and cutting-edge research.

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As a host for our students and collaborator for our faculty, you’ll enjoy privileged access to MIT’s research community and the opportunity to develop mutually beneficial ventures with MIT.

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Students and faculty working in makerspace on MIT campus


Create exciting new connections through MISTI’s support of early-stage collaborations between researchers at MIT and peer institutions abroad.

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Your support of MISTI helps strengthen cross-cultural connections; extend the reach of MIT’s unique approach to immersive, hands-on learning; and promote STEM around the world. 


What you need to know

Each MISTI experience is tailored to you. We take time to understand your educational focus, career aspirations, where you want to travel, and what kind of impact you want to make. Then, we match you with the right learning opportunity—and prepare you for an immersive cultural experience.