For students with MIT appointments (including UROPs) planning to work remotely in foreign countries, MIT has developed a framework for allowing eligible students to proceed with anticipated appointments from outside the US. This framework is available here.
Note that due to international tax and compliance issues, MIT is not able to offer paid UROPs to undergraduate students not physically located in the United States. However, students living abroad may opt for a credit-only UROP.
Student work involving the following countries will require an additional review by MIT’s Remote International Appointment Review Team: Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Ukraine, China (including Hong Kong), Russia, and Saudi Arabia. The UROP Office will identify UROP applicants who report being outside of the U.S., and will arrange the review for projects taking place in, or involving collaboration with, the above-referenced countries.
Note that UROP work involving Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Ukraine or Russia may not proceed until the remote appointment review has occurred and a decision is issued. Projects involving China (including Hong Kong) or Saudi Arabia may commence before a review decision is issued.
Please complete this form to let us know your planned UROP research location, ASAP upon submission of your UROP application. For IAP and summer, we require all students to complete this form to confirm their location, whether research is intended to be remote or on-campus.
If you any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the UROP Office.