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Departmental Exchange Programs

Several MIT departments offer exciting exchange programs that swap MIT students with peers from other prestigious universities:

Course 2 Exchange at ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has an exchange program with ETH that allows two Course 2 juniors to study there each spring semester. For more information, contact Brandy Baker, Academic Administrator in Course 2, or the Global Education team.

Course 3 Exchange at the University of Oxford (UK)

Since 1996, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has sponsored an undergraduate exchange with their counterpart department at Oxford. Attend Oxford in the spring semester of your junior year (which equates to the Hilary and Trinity terms at Oxford), or the fall semester of the your senior year (which equates to the Michaelmas term at Oxford). MIT students are considered affiliated students while at Oxford and live in one of the colleges. For more information, contact Professor Linn Hobbs.

Course 3 and Course 22 Exchange at Imperial College London (UK)

Study at Imperial during spring semester junior year. Course 3 students - contact Professor Linn Hobbs; Course 22 students – contact Professor Michael Short, or get in touch with the Global Education team.

Course 4 Exchanges at Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) or the University of Hong Kong

Enroll in an advanced-level studio at Delft University or the University of Hong Kong during the fall of your senior year. Learn more about eligibility for these exchanges and how to apply. For more information, contact Renee Caso.

Course 16 Exchange at the University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Course 16 juniors can study at the University of Pretoria during either the fall or spring terms. For more information, contact Professor Wesley Harris.

Course 17 Exchange at Sciences Po (France)

The Department of Political Science has an exchange program with Sciences Po in Paris, France. You do not need to be a PoliSci major to apply and courses include other HASS subjects. For more information, contact the Global Education team.