Study Abroad

MIT’s Study Abroad programs are equipping students to innovate and lead in today’s global economy.

The act of immersing themselves in a new country and a new academic environment provides them with invaluable experience in adapting to differing values, work styles, and viewpoints.

Through a wide range of award-winning global education options, students are gaining personal and professional experience with diverse economic, social, and political systems—and developing the sensitivity, skills, and confidence to compete on an international level.

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.

D-Lab Study Abroad

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

IAP in Ancient Greece

During Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January, undergraduates can get a first-hand experience of Greek art and archaeology in the heart of Athens, and across the landscape of central Greece.

IAP Madrid

Students can spend Independent Activities Period (IAP) during January in Madrid, living with a host family and studying Spanish with an instructor and peers from MIT.

January Scholars in France

Undergraduate students can apply to experience two weeks of tutored immersion in the cultural life of Paris or Belgium during Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January.


MIT students can spend a fall or spring semester in Spain, studying at Universidad Carlos III Madrid, with classes in English and Spanish. Earn credit towards your major and beyond. Participate in an optional internship during the semester to complement your academic courses. Stay with a local family in Madrid. They will provide breakfast and dinner for you daily.

Veneto Experience

An architectural design workshop held in Italy, the Veneto Experience develops students' skills through onsite fieldwork in and around Venice.