Each year the number of MIT undergraduate students participating in global opportunities is growing. In FY2014, participation jumped 18 percent with 967 undergraduate students engaging in 554 internship, 163 research, 136 study abroad, and 114 public service and service learning opportunities. The number jumped 16 percent the previous year. Some 42 percent of 2014 graduates reported completing a global experience.
The first stop for many study, work, service, and research gigs is a new MIT Global Education & Career Development website and an active Twitter feed. Other groups, from D-Lab to the Public Service Center, place students in dozens of countries as well. A recent photo contest gathered images of the diverse programs engaging MIT community members worldwide. See the contest winners on Facebook.
The MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) has expanded its own reach. MISTI matches students with fully-funded internship, research, and teaching opportunities in 19 countries and facilitates international faculty collaborations and develop partnerships with leading companies, research institutes, and universities.