Partner Programs

Language Conversation Exchange (LCE)

Find a language partner to practice your English or another language!

From the LCE website: “It’s more than learning a language—we connect people across MIT for conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship.” Anyone affiliated with MIT, including students, postdocs, spouses & partners, staff, and faculty.

Attend an LCE Lunch or another event to connect with others who are practicing your language of interest, or find a language partner on the LCE website by making a profile.

Subscribe to the LCE email list:

Join the LCE Community Slack! Members of the MIT community can chat with each other and have the opportunity to set up virtual meetings outside of LCE events.

 How to Adult

During the spring semester, the Student Organizations, Leadership, and Engagement Office (SOLE) organizes the annual “How to Adult” Series. These workshops are meant to support students in developing life skills and set students up for success outside of the classroom and after graduation. The ISO co-sponsors this series, along with MIT’s Alumni Association, Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD), and the Office of the First Year. These events are open to all MIT students.

Events include an etiquette dinner to help students get comfortable sharing a meal with a future employer or boss, a dating workshop that offers strategies for how to ask someone on a date, and an alumni social hour where students can practice networking with recent MIT alumni working in the Greater Boston area; in addition, there is a workshop on using social media to build your personal brand and how to maintain a professional social media presence, as well as a financial planning workshop geared towards graduating students that will cover important topics like establishing good credit, creating a savings account and paying off your student loans.

Find more information at the SOLE website.

Sample Spring 2020 flyer

Events at MIT

Always check the MIT Events Calendar for ongoing events through each week

If you’re an undergrad student, check out the weekly The Byte newsletter

If you’re a grad student, subscribe to the weekly GSC Anno newsletter

If you’re a visiting student, join the social media channels of the Visiting Student Association (VISTA)

The Independent Activities Period (IAP) is a special term at MIT that runs from early January until the end of the month. All non-credit classes/lectures are open to the entire MIT community and are usually FREE! Check the IAP website for more info.