In addition to serving as a platform for MIT Sloan’s engagement in Latin America, the MSLAO collaborates across MIT to support Institute-wide programs and initiatives connected to the region. The most robust example of this is MISTI (MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives), an applied international studies program that connects students and faculty to research and innovation around the world.
MISTI has two branches in Latin America:
- MISTI Chile – With more than 50 projects established, Chile is one of the most active MISTI hubs in the MIT network. Projects range from developing sustainable practices for the wine industry to designing a water purification system for use in remote areas. For more information, visit the MISTI Chile website >
- MISTI Brazil –MIT works with Brazilian companies, schools, labs, and NGOs to facilitate internships and research projects in areas such as alternative energy, social policy, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit the MISTI Brazil website >
"At home I play a different role. I am the instructor. Here I am a student. I sit in the professors’ classrooms. Sloan has very participant-centered learning. Students learn from each other. We play different roles, keep relationships with each other. I know what the students really care about. It has been an interesting experience."