MIT Study Abroad Programs

MIT students can also use their financial aid and get academic credit for some non-MIT study abroad programs.

For global experiences other than study abroad, such as international internships, research and service, visit the MIT Go Global website.

To apply to an MIT study abroad program, log in to Horizons. For more information, email

Imperial College Exchanges

MIT has two exchange programs with Imperial College London, a Summer Research Exchange and a Semester/Year Academic Exchange.


Spend fall or spring semester in Spain studying in your major at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Financial aid can be applied and you can earn academic credit. Some participants also set up internships.

IAP Programs Abroad

Take one of four MIT courses abroad over January's Independent Activities Period. Choose from Literary London, The Spanish Incubator (taught in English in Madrid), Spanish III, and Advanced Spanish Communication. Scholarships are available.

Departmental Exchange Programs

In addition to managing the study abroad programs above, Global Education assists MIT departments with departmental exchange programs in countries like Japan, South Africa and France.