Fukuoka, Japan Skyline

Attend your country's Prep & Training sessions

These sessions cover essential topics such as cultural awareness, current events, technology and innovation in the host country, navigating the workplace or academic environment, logistics and safety. Remember, MISTI cultural preparation sessions are mandatory for our participants. Plus, there's pizza!

Florence, Italy night skyline. Ponte Vecchio bridge over Arno River

Learn about staying safe and healthy

We want you to have the safest, healthiest travel experience you can. This information will be covered in detail by your program manager.

MIT student at computer

Provide contact information

Complete online emergency information questionnaires so that MIT can find you in case of an emergency (you will receive instructions by email).

Valparaiso in Chile before sunrise

Sign the MIT Risk Acknowledgement and Photo Release

Form provided by your program manager.

The skyline of Frankfurt in Germany

Complete the MISTI pre-departure survey

(you will receive the survey link by email) to help us make our programs even better.

Panoramic Cityscape of Oaxaca

Fill out your MISTI student information card

provided by your program manager. Record your personal information on this card, and don’t forget to keep it with you at all times during your trip abroad!

Bridge in Spain

Attend your check-out meeting

If your program manager offers one. Our program managers want to make sure you are completely prepared prior to your departure.