Innovating to heal the world

The pandemic has unquestionably illustrated the impact of global interconnection and the necessity to collaborate across borders to develop innovative medical devices, novel treatments, and proactive public health policies. Leveraging their academic experience to fulfill a passion to heal the world, MISTI students are exposed to groundbreaking research and innovation with some of the world’s top scientists. With students from all majors working on projects ranging from developing cancer-detecting devices to connecting prosthetic sockets with custom prostheses, MIT is active across the international human health sector.

MIT Brazil student at Medtronic

Student Story: Medtronic interns

MIT-Brazil students engineer innovation

Andrea Orji, an MIT senior and chemical engineering major, sitting in the amphitheater near the Stata Center


Traveling the world for global health solutions: ​​​​​​​MISTI alum is now Data Analyst Intern for the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Program (COPE).

Become a MISTI partner

Mexico medical intern

From hosting a student at your organization to funding an opportunity directly, you can help MISTI make an impact!

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Funds can be focused on a specific impact area; Artificial Intelligence, Climate and Sustainability, Global Health, and Social Impact; or cross-impact area.


  • A $10,000 gift would create an opportunity for at least one student.
  • A $100,000 gift would create opportunities for at least ten students.
  • A major gift commitment of $500,000 over five years would fund ten students per year for five years.

Global Classroom (Faculty-Led Programs):

  • A $50,000 gift would enable us to fund at least 1 program for 10 students.
  • A $250,000 gift would enable us to fund at least 5 faculty-led projects for 50 students.

Analyzing Breakthroughs in Liver Regeneration

students sitting on steps in Mexico