This summer, the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) — an international education program for faculty and students at MIT — asked its participants to try something new: show, don’t tell. In an effort to experience interning, researching, teaching, and collaborating through the eyes of an MIT student, MISTI requested footage from over 550 students who went abroad this summer. From Chile to Australia, current MISTI students submitted videos in four categories: MISTI in a Minute, Day in the Life of a MISTI Student, My MISTI Project, and Best Foreign Language Clip.
On Sept. 10 MISTI announced the contest winners at its annual open house. Winners received $500 and MISTI swag. All submissions can be watched on MISTI’s YouTube channel. Watch the winning videos below!
MISTI in a Minute
Winners (tie): June Park (top) and Erica Du
Day in a Life
Winner: Tim Lu
Runner up: Marol Escajeda
My MISTI Project
Winner: Joseph Lim
Runner up: Clarissa Towle
Best Foreign Language Clip
Winner: Jacqueline Kuo
Each year, MISTI — part of MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (MIT-SHASS) — sends over 750 students to intern, teach, and research in more than 19 locations worldwide. Are you an MIT undergrad or graduate student? Get involved early:
- Review student opportunities and requirements.
- Read more about MISTI students abroad.
- Explore images from this year’s intern on Instagram.
- Attend MISTI country-specific info sessions this fall.