Student Travel

Study Tours:
MIT Sloan International Study Tours are connected to class credit. They are comprised of six 3-hour class sessions and a 2 week traveling component. They are managed by teams of student organizers, staff & faculty mentors, and are a great way to learn about a region or a field by going on location! Study Tours are supported by the Student Life Office.

MIT Sloan Treks are a form of student-led and organized travel. They can take place at any time of the year, as long as they do not conflict with classes, and are not for class credit. Treks are organized and run by MIT Sloan clubs, and most focus on professional development based on an industry or geographic location. Treks are supported by the Student Life Office.

Travelling as an MIT Sloan student can open doors and get results that you might not get as a private citizen, so how can you use the MIT Sloan name when traveling?

There are two kinds of official student travel where you can use the MIT Sloan name: Study Tours and Treks. Both are supported by the MIT Sloan Student Life Office.

Other Student Travel Opportunities

Action Learning Travel:

Action Learning embodies MIT's motto of mens et manus, or mind and hand. Each year, 15+ Action Learning labs are offered so you have the opportunity to apply your classroom learning to real-life challenges posed by host organizations. These half and full semester courses provide you with an immersive experience working with local, domestic and international organizations on diverse subjects ranging from analytics, global entrepreneurship to healthcare and sustainability. With your team, you will perform a range of analyses; from benchmarking best practices to analyzing stakeholder needs, and from researching new markets to comparing inventory tracking systems, along with so many other topics. Further, seasoned industry practitioners or mentors will guide you and your team as you go through this learning experience. As the world continues to change under unprecedented circumstances, consider taking an Action Learning course; you can not only learn, but make an impact on a real need. Learn more about Action Learning at MIT Sloan here. Questions? Contact the Action Learning Office.

Martin Trust Center Travel:

The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship's mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in innovation-driven entrepreneurship in a manner that will best serve the world in the 21st century. The Martin Trust Center offers three student travel opportunities throughout the year. Learn more about the Martin Trust Center here. Questions? Contact the Martin Trust Center for more information.

  • Silicon Valley Study Tour (SVST): Held during the Spring semester SIP week, the Silicon Valley Study Tour (SVST) finds E&I Track students visiting founders and CEOs of startups, leaders in the Northern California venture capital community, and successful enterprises in the Climate Tech/Sustainability, FinTech, Health Tech, Mobility, Hard Tech, and SaaS industries.
  • StartMIT: For students who are interested in exploring entrepreneurship while here in school and are looking for an entry point, StartMIT is a 2-┬¢ week course held every January during Independent Activities Period (IAP). We call the course "your on-ramp to the entrepreneurial world at MIT." The program includes a one-day entrepreneurship immersion trip to New York City.
  • MIT Civil Rights Immersion Trip: An immersive, student-led academic trip across the American Southeast that explores the history and contemporary legacy of the Black Freedom Struggle, popularly termed "the Civil Rights Movement."