Global Education

MIT has built a reputation worldwide for combining award-winning research and unparalleled technical innovation with cutting-edge science and engineering education.

Students and faculty from across the globe are drawn to the collaborative spirit that makes that reputation a reality: hands-on learning, risk taking, and problem solving define MIT’s approach to education. More than 750 students participate in fully-funded MISTI internships abroad each year, and the Global Education and Career Development office supports students applying to a wide variety of international fellowships and study abroad opportunities.

As much as MIT is a magnet for top talent, it’s also a connector, building relationships and forging partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally between diverse organizations and institutions eager to maximize their impact.

MIT is committed to making a difference wherever needs emerge, regardless of the level of challenge or complexity introduced by pressing global concerns. A rich heritage of social responsibility is at the heart of that commitment—and no community is more equipped to drive transformative change.

Applied International Studies

The Minor in Applied International Studies is designed to help students integrate a practical, applied international experience into a coherent course of study.

Beijing Urban Design Studio

Created in partnership with Tsinghua University, this course brings students to Beijing, where they work in teams to create a plan for architecture, city design, and implementation of an urban project.

Connected Learning Initiative

The Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) aims to improve the professional and academic prospects of high schools students from underserved communities in India.

D-Lab Courses

Through courses with MIT's Development Lab (D-Lab), students learn about a broad range of global poverty issues and work on projects to address those problems.

D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships

These fellowships offer one year of support to social entrepreneurs bringing hardware-based, poverty-alleviating products and services to market at scale.

D-Lab Study Abroad

Through D-Lab Study Abroad, students can spend a semester living, working, and learning in a developing country.

Empowering the Teachers

Aiming to foster innovation in science and engineering education, this program invites upcoming African academics to spend a semester at MIT studying curricula development and content delivery.