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 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.

MIT Global Education Office

Explore the world with MIT!

MIT Global Education helps students explore all types of global education programs (including internships, IROPs, and service) and guides students who are considering, applying to and preparing for study abroad programs (for-credit experiences).

 

Imperial College Exchanges

MIT has two exchange programs with Imperial College London, with different departments participating:

Imperial Summer Research Exchange: MIT students can conduct research at Imperial College London during the summer. The summer research exchange program lasts for 7 weeks usually from late June/early July to mid-August.

Imperial Semester/Year Academic Exchange: MIT students can immerse themselves in the Imperial’s community of problem-solvers. Study at Imperial College London for the Spring semester of the junior year or the entire junior year.

Enterprise Forum Saudi Arabia

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Saudi Arabia is a part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide. We inform, connect, and coach Saudi entrepreneurs—enabling them to rapidly transform ideas into world-changing companies.

Creative Learning in Brazil

The Lemann Creative Learning Program is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab and the Lemann Foundation to foster creative learning in Brazilian public education. 

Reefs of Belize

The students travelled to Belize the last week of January to photograph a conservation project of their own choice at the WCS Glover’s Reef Research Station. 

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.