MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) is MIT’s pioneering international education program. Each year nearly 1,000 MIT undergraduate and graduate students intern, teach, research, and collaborate in more than 25 countries around the world.
MISTI's internship program matches MIT students with hands-on projects in leading international companies, schools and labs. Through MISTI's teaching programs, students learn how to communicate with international peers by teaching STEM and entrepreneurship in foreign high schools and universities. To prepare for their experiences abroad, MISTI students complete coursework in the language, culture, history, and politics of their host country. Students also participate in a series of location-specific Preparation & Training modules covering topics such as cross-cultural communication, current events, technology, and innovation in the host country, navigating the workplace, logistics, and safety.