"To study and to review it in a timely fashion, is that not, indeed, a pleasure?" says the Sage; "to have friends come from afar, is that not also a delight?"
With some allowance for our more pragmatic age, these lines from the Analects of Confucius might be adapted to characterize our modern enterprise: study, consolidated through application, and friendship that spans the distance between nations and cultures--these are the goals of MIT-China. Founded in 1994, it has become a pre-eminent program for applied Chinese Studies, giving young scientists, technologists, and managers the chance to work in a Chinese setting and participate in the rapidly expanding world of Chinese business and technology. We welcome your participation in this exciting endeavor.
MISTI’s award-winning international internship program provides a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience for MIT students: the opportunity to gain real-life work experience in leading companies and labs around the world. Best of all, all expenses are paid, including airfare.
Students combine their knowledge of Chinese language and culture with their technical or business expertise by working as interns in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. (Note: Post pandemic, currently, internship opportunities are offered in Hong Kong and Taiwan only). We offer 8-12 week internships during the summer or 6 to 12 month internships at various times during the year. We also encourage students to explore exciting new hybrid Study Abroad + summer internship opportunities in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Earn transfer credit and experience Chinese culture at universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
See MISTI Program Discovery page for details. Explore opportunities for longer stays in Greater China with our new, hybrid Study Abroad + Internship option. i.e. semester abroad + a summer internship.
- January IAP Chinese language studies in Taiwan
- University of Hong Kong
MIT-China Educational Technology Initiative (MIT-CETI)
More than an internship, the MIT-China Educational Technology Initiative (MIT-CETI) is a student-run Greater China teaching and educational technology implementation initiative. Since 1996, MIT-CETI has worked with students and faculty in China on science and engineering course content through online platforms such as OpenCourseWare, iLabs (Internet labs), and D-Lab (development labs). Note: MIT-CETI has not yet resumed since prior to the pandemic.
See links below for CETI details:
- MIT-CETI Historical Overview
- CETI History II
- CETI History III
- CETI History IV
- CETI Pilot Year Newsletter
- CETI "MY Camp" at Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
- Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Engineering CETI Camp
- CETI-Exec Sal Scaturro OpenCourseWare News
- CETI-Exec Scot Frank Brings Solar-Cooker Innovation to Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
- CETI Helps Bring MIT-iLabs to China
- CETI Helps Connect Chinese Schools to the Internet
- Pilot CETI Team Goes to China
January Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Workshop
The MIT Entrepreneurship and Maker Skills Integrator (MEMSI) is held each year in January. Approximately 15 students from MIT and 15 students from universities in Hong Kong are selected to join the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node in Hong Kong for 2+ weeks of intense learning on entrepreneurship and product maker skills.
Summer Hong Kong Entrepreneurship Workshop
The MIT Entrepreneurship and FinTech Integrator (MEFTI), held in the second half of August each year, is designed to bring companies and students together to work on real world projects that involve evolving technologies to enhance business processes for wealth management, insurance, and regulatory domains. Approximately 15 students from MIT and 15 students from universities in Hong Kong are selected for this workshop at the MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node office.
MIT-China intern Virginia Adams at Tencent in Shenzhen
Global Seed Funds for MIT-China
MISTI's Global Seed Funds program supports MIT's global engagement by promoting collaborations between MIT faculty and researchers and their counterparts abroad.
MIT Greater China Fund for Innovation
The MIT Greater China Fund for Innovation supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and their counterparts in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.