Global Stories Contests

Jonathan L. on an excursion over IAP
Jonathan L. explores Spain during IAP 2019

We would like to see how the MIT community engaged in learning, research, service, and work around the globe this year. Use your creativity and tell us your stories about being abroad! Photos, videos, blogs, articles, and other media forms will all be accepted.

Watch this space for announcements about our next contest!


The photo contest will be open to MIT students who participated in an international experience in the past year. Students who participated in academic study abroad, international internships, international research, and service projects are able to participate.


  • Up to 3 files can be submitted for each category
  • You should be the creator and the owner of the submitted file
  • Please name your file with your name, location and the term.
    • ex. timbeaver-istanbul-iap2020


Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Ireland
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge in Ireland

  1. My MIT Abroad: How did you explore your major abroad? What does academic life look like as an MIT student abroad? How do you show your MIT spirit? Bonus points if you contain the MIT logo in your uploads! 
  2. Living Like a Local: What is your life like while studying abroad? Show us how you encounter local cultures, systems, and people or something that triggers your thoughts and curiosity. How did you adapt to the local culture/customs? 


We like to show off the media files we get on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes, we might even want to use them for a poster or brochure. You'll be asked to sign a waiver letting us know the file is definitely yours and that you don't mind us sharing it.


If you have questions email

Feel free to also share your stories with us via Instagram by tagging @MISTIatMIT and using #gomisti