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MISTI COVID-19 Response: 

MIT-sponsored travel has been suspended until further notice. MISTI is offering remote internship and teaching opportunities through spring; those opportunities can be viewed via CAPD's Handshake platform; students should apply via the MISTI Remote Internships application. 
Students may apply to MISTI programs for Summer 2021; placement is pending changes to the MIT Travel policy. You can start a MISTI application by clicking the 'Apply' button on any of the country pages listed on the left.

Please see the MISTI COVID-19 FAQ for further information.

Welcome to MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)


Working closely with a network of premier corporations, universities and research institutes, MISTI matches hundreds of MIT undergraduate and graduate students annually with funded internships and research abroad. MISTI prepares students to be successful in their internships through MIT courses in the language and culture of the host country.

To find opportunities to study abroad, click the “Study Abroad” link on the left navigation. 

To begin a MISTI program application, please choose a program from the left hand navigation bar.

All appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. 
Appointments not scheduled a full 24 hours in advance may not be able to be honored.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact MISTI (


If you have already started an application and need to complete your information forms, click LOGIN in the above black tool bar.