The Global Education Office partners with departments for these services for existing study abroad programs and academic exchanges:
The Global Education Office help recruit students through departmental channels and through general events and advertising including information sessions, the Go Global Fair, and posters on campus.
The Global Education Office typically manages the admissions process for the programs in collaboration with the academic departments.
The Global Education Office can assist with accessing course information at host universities and with the pre-approval of transfer credit. The office can help MIT students with course information on courses abroad and incoming exchange students with choosing MIT courses. GEO also works with transfer credit examiners to facilitate pre-approval of transfer credit before students leave MIT.
Periodic Program Review
The Global Education Office assists in the review and approval process for the memoranda of agreement and initiates and facilitates period reviews.
In addtion, GEO provides the following services to students:
Visa Support for Students
The Global Education Office can assist MIT students with the visa process and coordinates visa paperwork for exchange students coming to MIT from foreign partner universities.
The Global Education Office works with MIT Housing to secure residences for incoming exchange students and collaborates with foreign partners to secure housing for MIT students on study abroad programs and exchanges.
Organizing pre-departure orientations for MIT students as well as campus orientations for incoming exchange students is also a Global Education Office service.
Student Advising and Assistance
The Global Education Office helps track students’ academic progress abroad and assists with resolving issues that arise during experience abroad.
Welcome-Back Programming and Advising
The Global Education Office organizes welcome-back sessions for program participants and work with students individually to receive their feedback about the study abroad experience and to help them with the transfer credit process.