Special factors must be considered when students are required to travel abroad for international projects.
Resources for supporting this process include:
- The Global Theme Team (GTT) and Sending Students Abroad Team (SSAT) comprise the many offices that send MIT students abroad on global opportunities, including:
- Global Education & Career Development (GECD)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
- Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center (PKG)
- MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
These offices have expertise and experience in supporting students going abroad, and can help and advise you. For those interested in specific countries/regions, contact Malgorzata Hedderick (617-253-9358) for more information.
- The following information can be found on the GECD website:
- A checklist for preparing students to go abroad
- MIT-Horizons system for entering student emergency details for an MIT organized international program
- Informational materials and presentations for administrators, trip leaders (PIs), and students
- List of student orientations organized by GECD and MISTI for their programs which can be made available more widely through advance enrollment
- Copies of mandatory forms such as the MIT Risk Acknowledgement Form.
- The ICC sponsors regular information sessions presented by the GECD and MISTI (PDF) that discuss sending students abroad. Please check for upcoming and past information sessions.