MISTI 2020 may look a little different, but we can still help you expand your career and cultural horizons.
MISTI summer activities are open to all MIT students.

 

Below are our summer offerings for students. Take a look and let us know what you'd like to do!

 

Upcoming Events


SPECIAL MIT-Japan Program: Harvard, MIT & Wellesley Japanese class info session
August 5 @ 11:30am EST

Come join our special Japanese Lunch Table where Maeno-sensei from Wellesley, Kageyama-sensei from Harvard and our very own Aikawa-sensei @MIT will give a LIGHTNING showcase of the Japanese language-related courses that you can take. Now that classes are virtual, you won't need to fret about taking the Red Line or the Wellesley bus to take 4th and/or 5th year Japanese or challenge your skills at reading Japanese newspapers, novels, academic papers, etc. We'll leave the rest of the time for Q&A in either English or Japanese! 

Register via email

 

Film+Maker Series: Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard 
August 5 @ 7pm EST

On the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, join EngageAsia, the MIT Japan Program, and the Aligned Center for a live interactive discussion with Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard Producer Shizumi Manale, Director Bryan Reichhardt, and Colleagues. We encourage you to watch the film online (for free with ads) prior to the webinar. Series featuring: Shizumi Manale, Bryan Reichart, and Colleagues from the Film Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

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GL International Film Series - Hank Rogerson's "Shakespeare Behind Bars," introduced by Diana Henderson
August 7 @ 5:30pm EST

Sponsored by Global Languages, each week features a different film, selected and introduced by an MIT faculty member. Then join us the following Friday at 5:30 pm on Zoom for a faculty-led discussion group. Come share your thoughts and reactions! Bring your questions!

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MIT Japan Program MindfulnessResilience Series: 2020 Pt. 2
August 10 @ 6pm EST / August 11@ 7am Japan time

Zen and mindfulness: building resilience during uncertain times. Transport yourself to Kyoto. Come join MIT Japan Program and Reverend Takafumi Kawakami in Kyoto who will walk us through culture, language and understanding through the lens of Zen Buddhism. Reverend Kawakami teaches Zen and mindfulness at his temple, Shunkoin in Kyoto but also travels around the globe and gives talk on how these practices can help improve our lives in the modern stressful world. He has given talks at Ideo, Toyota, Brown University and more. This session will be conducted in English.  Discussion will also be in English, but you are welcome to also ask questions in Japanese. 

Please register here  参加登録フォーム

 

MIT-Japan Program: Manga Workshop
August 11 (pt.1) & August 13 (pt. 2) @ 3pm EST

What is Manga and what makes this style of drawing so distinct?  MISTI Japan will host a Manga Workshop featuring three MIT manga artists: Marwa AlAlawi (Mechanical Engineering ’20); Skylar Larsen (EAPS ’23) and Raphi Kang (EECS ’23) who will guide us through the history, techniques and ‘how-to’ draw in manga-style.

Part 1: Tuesday, August 11 from 3-4:30pm:  Introduction to manga art, character design and drawing faces.  Get a brief introduction to Manga, including the history of manga and learn different techniques and approaches of manga drawing. You’ll have an opportunity to draw during and after your class, and upload your drawing for personalized feedback from the instructors.

Part 2Thursday, August 13 from 3-4:30pm:  Illustrating expression and drawing the body.  Couldn’t get enough in Part 1 intro to Manga session? There will be a deeper dive two days later in honing your skills at your manga-style drawing. We will also cover quintessential aspect of ‘anime’ expressions as well as drawing the body.

Limit to 25 participants for each session. You can sign up for both or just one session. Please indicate it on the sign up form. We will send you an email by 8/6/2020 to notify those who have been enrolled for the Manga workshop.

Register here

 

Along the Betwa
August 12 @ 11pm EST

Join us for a conversation with MIT students Radhika Singh and Shail Joshi as they share their experiences of their walk along the drought prone Betwa river, in an attempt to bring awareness to aspects of environment, society, and culture of the people of the region. The event will also launch a virtual exhibition of their work, which will be accessible to the public. The session will be moderated by Shahana Chattaraj, Director of Research at WRI India (MIT Master’s in International Development ’03), and will include Ulka Kelkar, Director of Climate at WRI India; Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Senior Fellow at ATREE; and Siddharth Agarwal, Author and Founder at Veditum.

Register here

 

Language Conversation Exchange Virtual Conversation Cafe with MIT-India's Nureen Das
August 14 @ 2pm EST

Language learners will be sorted into breakout rooms by language where you can practice with native speakers. We will also have a short presentation by one of our community members about their hometown. Connect with MIT's extensive community for conversation with native speakers, cultural exchange, and friendship. In addition, MISTI programs will be part of LCE's bi-monthly events, featuring a wide variety of topics related to culture and language. In addition, MISTI programs will be part of LCE's bi-monthly events, featuring a wide variety of topics related to culture and language.

Register for LCE

 

MIT-Japan Program: Virtual Japanese Lunch Table
August 19 @ 11:30am EST

The MIT-Japan Program: Virtual Japanese Lunch Table meets twice a month. We will have a short presentation (anywhere from 15-30 minutes) followed by Q&A/discussion. Some of the presentations might be in English with some Japanese, but the discussions will be in easy Japanese. On August 19th: we'll have Miso-talk. We'll have a demo on making miso-shiru (miso soup) followed by talking about our favorite recipes using miso!

Register via email

 

MISTI at the Sloan Info Fair
August 19 @12:00pm EST

Chat with MISTI Program Managers and plan an international career development experience during your time at MIT. Look at the Sloan admissions page for more information.

 

Language Conversation Exchange Virtual Conversation Cafe with MIT-Israel's David Dolev
August 25 @ 2pm EST

Language learners will be sorted into breakout rooms by language where you can practice with native speakers. We will also have a short presentation by one of our community members about their hometown. Connect with MIT's extensive community for conversation with native speakers, cultural exchange, and friendship. In addition, MISTI programs will be part of LCE's bi-monthly events, featuring a wide variety of topics related to culture and language. In addition, MISTI programs will be part of LCE's bi-monthly events, featuring a wide variety of topics related to culture and language.

Register for LCE

 

First Year Q&A with MISTI Program Managers
August 25 @ 3:30pm EST

New students, chat with MISTI Program Managers and plan an international career development experience during your time at MIT. Look at the First Year Orientation page for more details.

 

HackMIT
September 18-20

HackMIT is a weekend-long event where thousands of students from around the world come together to work on cool new software and/or hardware projects. Websites and mobile apps are common types of hacks, but you can build anything! Think outside the box! This event is virtual this year but the same elements remain: meet other hackers, talk to sponsors, listen to prominent leaders in tech, and win amazing prizes

Sign up to volunteer

 

MISTI Internships


MISTI for International Students

MISTI is now offering to set up local internships in companies and labs for international students already residing abroad in some MISTI countries. The availability of internships will depend on the public health and economic situation in each country as well as the discipline. The opportunity is open to all MIT students: undergraduate and graduate, including PhD and MBA students and those that will graduate this year. If you are interested in applying to MISTI for an internship abroad in your home country, please contact the relevant MISTI program member.

 

Other MISTI Programs and Activities


 

MISTI Minis

You can join our MISTI mini culture/language sessions to discover or keep connected to a MISTI program. 

 

MISTI Challenge

Ready for fun and prizes? Put your international knowledge to the test with weekly puzzles, scavenger hunts, and trivia with a twist. The MISTI Challenge begins mid-June. Follow us on social or sign up for our mailing list to play!

 

MISTI Radio Podcast

MIT’s reach is global. MISTI Radio is a platform for students, staff, and faculty to reflect on their experiences abroad and how they relate to issues of identity, culture, and broader global challenges. MISTI Radio is an MIT program about the world, for the world. Subscribe and listen on your favorite podcast platform or stream on WMBR. Interested in being on the show? Email us!

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