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Update August 17:

To learn more about MIT’s changes to the fall 2020 cost of attendance as well as the Covid-era grant, please see our 2020 financial support page and our expanded FAQ page. You can also read more about the evolving policies and other key questions related to MIT’s COVID-19 response.

I’m an undergraduate student living abroad in the fall; can I do remote paid work?

Due to international tax and compliance issues, ​MIT is not able to offer paid UROPs or other hourly wage opportunities (including grading or TA positions) to undergraduate students who are not physically located in the U.S.​ You may still pursue an experiential learning opportunity for a stipend in which the funding is paid in 1–2 lump sum disbursements at the start and end of the semester. MIT is offering a paid experiential learning opportunity (up to $1,900) for every undergraduate student. For a detailed explanation on all experiential learning opportunities, please see

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