Population growth, climate change, urbanization, and development are bringing unprecedented challenges to meeting the world’s diverse needs for water and food. The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab, J-WAFS, was established in the fall of 2014 as an Institute-wide effort to bring MIT’s unique strengths to bear on these problems.
The Africa Business Club connects MIT students with professional and educational opportunities in Africa. The club's flagship event is the annual MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference.
AKPIA@MIT is dedicated to the study of Islamic architecture, urbanism, visual culture, and conservation, responding to the cultural and educational needs of a global, diverse constituency.
The Minor in Applied International Studies is designed to help students integrate a practical, applied international experience into a coherent course of study.
This annual award goes to an undergraduate student for achievement in language learning and cultural understanding. The award includes a $1000 prize to be used for international travel.
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.
The concentration in development economics would be well suited for students who are interested in studying the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty and in learning how the tools of economics can be used to shape policies designed to remedy this serious social problem.
The annual Bustani Seminar invites experts on the Middle East to MIT to present recent research findings on politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the region.
Undergraduate students living in German House share an interest in the language and culture of Germany.