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.

Going on a Trek

Treks are run by MIT Sloan clubs, so keep an eye out in SloanGroups for upcoming treks in the club's events calendar, and in communications you receive from your clubs.

Planning a Trek

Planning a trek gives you the opportunity to test your leadership skills, get an in-depth look at a particular industry or geography, and build contacts/community to help you in the future. Check out our detailed page for Planning a Trek.

What you need to know:

  • The "Student Organized Travel" template on SloanGroups MUST be used to manage the trek. This template includes a mandatory waiver and asks for emergency contact information for attendees – required by MIT. A detailed itinerary must be listed in the event description.
  • MIT also requires all MIT-related domestic (more than 100 miles from MIT's Cambridge campus) and international travel be registered via the MIT Travel Registry per the current MIT travel policy. Please instruct your attendees accordingly.
  • To use the MIT Sloan name, treks must obtain Branding Rights through the Trek Branding Rights Application.
  • Participants may NOT travel when classes are scheduled.
  • Treks MAY be scheduled during SIP week. However, please note that planning a trek during SIP would exclude the following groups due to required programming: MBAn students, Executive degree students, 1st year MBA students, and students participating in Action Learning
  • Treks may not take place during orientation week(s).
  • ALL activities that take place during a trek MUST be open to and accessible to all attendees.
  • Treks cannot take place in a country listed under a travel warning by MIT or the U.S. State Department.

2024 - 2025 Approved Treks

URM Retreat Fall 2023 (Hosted by BBSA, ABC, and HBC)

September 29 - October 1, 2023
Peru, Vermont
Organizers: Karen Ejiofor, Nancy Hinojos & Lili Wondowossen

SABC Retreat

September 23 - 24, 2023
Cape Cod, MA
Organizers: Misha Nathani

Sloan Energy & Climate Club Boston Trek

October 13, 2023
Cambridge, Sommerville, Devens
Organizers: Tohori Tsuchiya, Amar Dayal & Ale Olazabal

New York - PE Trek

October 13, 2023
New York
Organizers: Ross Phillips & Brendan Barron

ETA Supplier Diversity Trek

October 23, 2023
Baltimore, MD
Organizers: Pedro Russell

WiTricity Trek

November 8, 2023
Watertown, MA
Organizers: Sasivarnan Kanaghasalam Sathyapriya

Boston PE Trek

December 1, 2023
Boston, MA
Organizers: Juan Ignacio Martinez

Sloan Pride - Winter Retreat

December 8 - 10, 2023
Sunday River, Maine
Organizers: Ross Phillips & Stephanie Sjoblom

2024 Ski & Snowboard Trip

January 29 - February 2, 2024
Pallisades Tahoe
Organizers: Olga Gabriela Wolowiec, Abi Ruth Meyer, Christopher Laurence Crouch

AAA Ski Trip

February 9 -11, 2024
Killington, Vermont
Organizers: Britney Cheng, Jimmy Park, Ethan Zou

Sloan Energy Club NYC Trek

February 29 - March 1, 2024
New York, NY
Organizers: Patricia Matias

Sloan Energy and Climate Club San Francisco Trek

March 20 - 22, 2024
Bay Area, California
Organizers: Don Okoye, Amar Dayal, Andrew Epstein, Alejandra Olazabal

Japan Trek 2024

March 23 - 30, 2024
Japan: Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima
Organizers: Tohori Tsuchiya, Nana Tsuchiya, Yu Aizawa, Shunsuke Nakano & Takuya Odagiri

Pride Club Spring Retreat

April 5 - 7, 2024
Provincetown, MA
Organizers: Stephanie Sjoblom & Paige Hartnett

The Sloan Kitesurfing Club - Outer Banks

April 19 - 21, 2024
Outer Banks, NC
Organizers: Diego Ortega Laya & Alessandro Fumi

2024 LABC Retreat

September 13 - 15, 2024
Mt. Snow, VT
Organizers: Esteban Calderon, Pedro Regojo, Luisa Queiros & Belen Isla