Bettering humankind at the frontiers of science and innovation

Through Global Classrooms, students take part in MIT’s mission by engaging in hands-on research and practical problem-solving with our faculty as guides and mentors.

Whether it’s studying and learning from healthcare challenges in South Africa or India, or the sustainability problems in Italy or Peru, you’ll expand your education while experiencing new cultures and learning what real-world impact means firsthand.

These special opportunities are individually shared by their regional program managers as they are developed

Global Classroom

In these educational global partnerships,MISTI faculty  further MIT’s educational objectives by creating applied international learning opportunities for MIT students under the direct guidance and supervision of both MIT and local faculty. Through a mix of on-campus and global education, students undertake a rigorous learning experience in their academic field, strengthen their ties to an MIT faculty member, and become part of an international team of peers and experts. 

MISTI Global Classrooms allow for the alignment of faculty expertise, student interest, and unique geographic or cultural locations in relatively short but intensive, shared academic experiences. The international locations uniquely contribute to the impact of the program, serving as a natural social and cultural laboratory: the core of MISTI Global Classrooms.

These programs are led by MIT faculty, therefore the opportunities are limited to specific academic periods, locations, and knowledge areas. Programs may run during IAP, spring break, or summer for different lengths of time. Undergrad and graduate students are eligible for the programs; specific requirements differ according to programs.

Before your Global Classroom, you’ll attend MISTI Prep and Training sessions designed to help you make the most of your experience abroad.

MISTI programs are designed to be cost-neutral, meaning your experience is being fully funded by generous MISTI donors, other MIT departments, your host institution, or a combination of these.

These special opportunities are individually shared by their regional program managers as they are developed.

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