About MIT Generation Global


MIT Generation Global, sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), is an outreach program to public high schools. The program connects high school students with MIT undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about solving global problems. MIT Generation Global is sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies (CIS). CIS is home to MISTI and many other international programs, including those focused on security studies, emerging technologies, and urban resilience.

MIT Generation Global involves helping MIT students identify global problems and solutions and training MIT students how to translate their ideas into a teachable curriculum appropriate for high school learners. MIT students who are interested in becoming MIT Generation Global Fellows must enter the MIT Generation Global competition. The MIT Generation Global competition calls for proposals from teams of two MIT students. This year’s MIT Generation Global theme is on global problems related to scarcity. 

The winning MIT team will be notified on April 10, 2015. The MIT Generation Global Fellowship begins May 26, 2015 and concludes on July 10, 2015. The winning MIT team will be provided MIT housing, a monthly stipend, and will be guided by experts on how to translate their winning topic into a two-week problem-based curriculum for local high school students.

The participating high school for this year's fellowship is Prospect HIll Academy, which is located in Central Sq., Cambridge. Information for the Prospect Hill Academy community is here.