Global experiences over IAP

Global experiences over IAP

This January, more than 600 MIT students are traveling the world with MISTI. 

January 16, 2024 | Center for International Studies
Sabina Van Mell
January 16, 2024
Center for International Studies

Over Independent Activities Period (IAP) 2024, MISTI is sending 610 MIT students to nearly 30 locations.  Participating students are overwhelmingly undergraduates who will spend January learning, teaching, researching, and working, often while living with local families. Their number and activities reflect the wide range of opportunities MISTI has built in collaboration with its MIT and foreign partners. 

Most MISTI IAP students (374) are participating in the Global Teaching Labs — a “made in MISTI” program that sends MIT students to teach STEM subjects at more than 100 mostly public high schools in 20 countries. The GTL Program familiarizes host schools with the MIT experiential approach to learning and teaching while enabling MIT students to practice sharing their knowledge and immerse fully in their host cultures. 

Read more about what the students are doing in The Astana Times and GDN Online