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MISTI COVID-19 Response: 

Summer 2020 programs have been suspended in following regions: Africa, Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Russia/Eurasia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom (internships) and Uruguay.

Programs that will decide about summer 2020 no later than May 15 include: Australia, Brazil, China, India/South Asia, Israel, Japan, Korea, MEET, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (exchanges).

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.