MISTI is the hub for global experiences at MIT.

MISTI is how MIT does global. We bring together signature aspects of an MIT education with global engagement at the core—while working across the Institute to make immersive international experiences possible for students and faculty.

At the same time, we develop close relationships with partners in more than 40 countries to create one-of-a-kind opportunities and to strengthen our ties with globally minded individuals and organizations around the world.

MISTI Explained

If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student at MIT looking to build your global perspective, a faculty researcher hoping to collaborate internationally, or a potential partner looking to share in MIT’s global vision, MISTI wants to help.

Stories & Experiences

Every year, hundreds of MIT students travel abroad to teach, to learn, to help launch startups, and to work on exciting projects at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation. Here are just a few of their exciting stories.

Global Collaboration

MISTI sustains MIT’s global mission by connecting individuals from the MIT community with international companies, universities, research institutions, and more to tackle society’s biggest challenges with creativity and ingenuity.


Stay up to date on the latest from MISTI, from new program opportunities to collaborative research breakthroughs with partners around the world.


Learn more about MISTI through in-person events and workshops. Or join us as we host international leaders in science, technology, culture, and industry to discuss topics of immediate interest to the MIT community.

Contact MISTI

Whether you’re an alumnus who wants to provide a global internship opportunity, an international research university looking to partner with MISTI, or a parent who has a question about health and safety while abroad, we’re here for you.