Research is the heart and soul of MIT.
MIT offers many opportunities to get valuable research experience, chiefly through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). UROP students gain practical and professional skills while building relationships with faculty mentors. They also participate in cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art labs that can develop into a thesis or shape future academic and career choices.
Getting involved in international research offers even more benefits. You can travel and see new parts of the world, deepen your knowledge of a foreign language, and gain communication and cross-cultural competencies. You also get to explore various fields and careers from multiple perspectives.
MIT faculty have many international research projects and partnerships around the world, from the CERN facility in Switzerland to the Chulabhorn Research Institute for biological engineering in Thailand. Take advantage of these connections and funding to work on ground-breaking projects across the globe.