Skip to content

Global Teaching Labs (GTL)

A GTL Info Session will be held on Thursday, September 13th at 5pm in 4-370.
The application deadline for IAP 2019 will be September 20, 2018 @11:59 PM (EST).

Through Global Teaching Labs, select MIT students are matched with high school hosts for three weeks in January. At each location the students prepare tailored courses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects that complement the school's curriculum and highlight MIT's hands-on approach to education.

Due to the high number of applications, individual appointments will not be accepted for the GTL program. You can learn more about GTL here

Program locations

In 2019, GTL will be offered in 16 countries. When applying, you will indicate your 1st choice country program and will also have the option of indicating additional choices. However, your application may or may not be reviewed by secondary choice programs depending on the selection timeframe and available country placements. Please visit the individual country pages linked below and click on the 'Teaching' tab to make informed application choices.

 Brazil  Chile/Peru  France
 Georgia    Germany  Israel
 Italy  Jordan  Kazakhstan
 Korea  MEET  Mexico
 Russia  Spain/Andorra   Scotland 
 South Africa    

Program Subjects

To increase your chance of acceptance, please review the subjects offered in different GTL locations (below) before applying. You are more likely to be accepted to a program if you are qualified to teach a needed subject in the country you select. Please note programs denoted with an asterisk (*) have limited spots (less than 10 placements).

Brazil: All STEM subjects, Robotics, Computer Science, Product Design, Entrepreneurship

Chile/Peru: 3D printing, coding in Scratch, Computer Science, Arduino, Entrepreneurship, Physics
Kazakhstan*: All STEM-related subjects; Robotics, Entrepreneurship, Management
Korea: All STEM-related subjects
Mexico: All STEM-related subjects; Robotics; Computer Science
Russia*: All STEM-related subjects; Art and Science
Israel: All STEM subjects, Robotics, Computer Science, AgroTech/Urban Farming, Product Design, Entrepreneurship
Jordan: All STEM-related subjects, Computer Science, Data Science, Makerlabs, Entrepreneurship
MEET*(working with Israelis and Palestinians): Computer Science (Python)
Scotland*: STEM-related subjects
Italy: Physics, Bio-chemistry, Math, Robotics, Computer Science, Debate

South Africa: ALL STEM-related subjects
France*: Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, Nanotechnology
Georgia*: Arduino Programming, LittleBits electronics
Germany: All STEM-related subjects (biology, chemistry, math, physics/computer science)

Spain/Andorra: All STEM-related subjects, Environmental Science, Technology, Robotics, Programming.

Program requirements and selection process

To be eligible to participate, students must have a minimum 4.0 GPA and submit a MISTI GTL application. Select applicants will be contacted for an interview after the application deadline. 
Additionally, students will be selected based on the following criteria: knowledge of subject matter, adaptability, leadership ability, communication skills, interest/experience in teaching, interest in the host country, and fit with team/program.