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

Cambridge-MIT Exchange (CME)

MIT's largest study abroad program, CME is a junior year exchange for most MIT departments with the University of Cambridge in the UK. As with all semester study abroad, financial aid is portable to this program. The curriculum is designed to give a year's worth of academic credit and ensure participants graduate on time.


Spend your spring semester in Spain studying in your major at two Madrid universities: Universidad Complutense and Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid. Financial aid can be applied and you can earn academic credit. Some participants also set up internships.

IAP Programs in Madrid

Take one of three courses in Madrid over January's Independent Activities Period. Choose from Spanish II, Spanish Conversation and Composition, & Global Literature (taught in English). Scholarships are available.

Departmental Exchange Programs

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