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Sending students abroad

When sending students abroad for research, a course, a conference, or other opportunity, careful planning can help ensure they have a safe and productive learning experience.

Key steps to take

MISTI can help

Many MIT students travel abroad as a part of the MISTI program, which creates experiential learning opportunities abroad for undergraduate and graduate students. They have expertise and experience in supporting students going abroad and can help and advise you whether you are planning a program or small departmental or lab trip.

For country specific information and advice, please be in touch with one of MISTI’s country program managers. For general advice, review a brief presentation on sending students abroad (PDF) and/or contact

MISTI also created the following safety video to help trip leaders prepare for travel. The guidance applies to and can help other MIT travelers as well.

Need more help?

Todd Holmes

Todd Holmes

International Safety & Security Program Manager