When You Return

Transitioning Back to MIT

You are back from an enriching, challenging, and exciting study abroad experience. Here are ways you can keep connected and continue to build on your experiences:

Welcome Back Workshops

Many students who went abroad want to talk about their experiences. Sharing your thoughts with other students who have also studied abroad is a great way to do that. Returned students are invited to a Welcome Back Workshop at the beginning of each term to reflect on academic and personal experiences.

In addition to the workshop, you can attend the annual New England Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference where students from universities around the region discuss their experiences. This conference usually takes place in late February.

Become a Peer Mentor

Sharing your thoughts with prospective study abroad students as a Peer Mentor keeps you connected and is an excellent leadership opportunity. Apply to be a Peer Mentor.

Career Connections

Learn how to articulate your study-abroad experiences on your resume and in job interviews. Meet with a Career Services staff member to make your applications for internships or professional positions more competitive.

Transfer Credit

To receive transfer credit for your study abroad coursework, meet with the transfer credit examiner in each department granting you credit. Gather the syllabi, graded papers and exams, reading lists, and other relevant information from your courses and a Request for Additional Credit Form (pdf). The completed form must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by the end of the eleventh week (drop date) of your first term back.

Transfer credit will be processed when both your transcript and the signed Request for Additional Credit Form have been received by the Registrar's Office. Transfer credit will appear on your MIT record with a grade of S, rather than a letter grade. This grade is not used in computing your term or cumulative grade point average, but the credit will count toward your Institute requirements. If you apply to graduate school in the future, we can write a letter describing your coursework and participation in the program.