Learn how you can change the world

Over half of MIT undergrads have an international experience through MISTI or another global program before graduation. Whether you go once or over and over again, learning abroad is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the world while advancing your knowledge and preparing for a role as a leader in an interconnected global society.

What is MISTI?

MISTI is how MIT does global. We work across the Institute to make immersive international experiences possible for students and faculty.

Types of Programs

Gain real-life work or teaching experience in leading companies, labs, and universities and high schools in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Where Can I Go?

Explore MISTI's programs by location, language, or area of interest.

Funding & Cost

Nearly every MISTI student experience is designed to be cost-neutral—most expenses, from airfare to room and board, are covered.


If you’re ready to dive in, apply to MISTI today and start your global adventure.

Get Going

From travel documents to health insurance while abroad to where you’ll be staying and studying, MISTI is here to help guide your journey.

MISTI is... in students' own words

Two MISTI students

I created a fully functional robotic arm for manufacturing processes using a new technology and BMW is submitting a patent based on my work!

Blair Gagnon, Junior in Mechanical Engineering

Have questions?

Three student interns standing in front of a graffiti wall

Contact MISTI to learn more about our programs and how we can help you achieve your goals abroad.