The MISTI Excellence Awards honor student achievement and commitment to MISTI and to global leadership.

MISTI presents three types of awards to outstanding students who embody the mission and spirit of MISTI. MISTI provides a $1,000 award to the honorees.

MISTI Ambassador Award

Presented annually to an MIT student who exemplifies MISTI's mission and has served as an outstanding MISTI representative abroad and at MIT.

MISTI Achievement Award

Presented annually to an MIT student or recent alumnus who has made a particularly noteworthy contribution to his or her host organization in the course of his or her internship.

Suzanne Berger Award for Future Global Leaders

Presented annually to a graduating senior who, through his or her coursework and practical experience abroad, has demonstrated his or her potential to become a global leader.



Nominations for the Excellence Awards are decided by the MISTI Program Managers each spring. If you would like to suggest an outstanding MISTI student for one of the categories above, please contact the appropriate region-specific Program Manager prior to April 1.

*Nominations for 2020 are now closed. You may contact a Program Manager to suggest a student for 2021.