MEET was born at MIT. Founded in 2004 by two MIT Alumni, MEET is an educational initiative that has created a powerful network of young Israeli and Palestinian leaders who are changing the political and social landscape in the Middle East.
Learn more at meet.org
MEET delivers an intensive three-year program focused on technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
A diverse group of of MIT students, faculty, and alumni have contributed greatly to MEET’s success. We are honored to have the support of MIT President Dr. Reif, former President Prof. Vest, and CSAIL and Sloan professors.
Where and how does meet recruit students?
Our focus is on Palestinian and Israeli youth who excel academically and show leadership and teamwork potential regardless of their background or socio-economic status. Students cohorts consist of equal numbers across nationality and gender. The six-month recruitment process includes a written exam, a group-dynamics session, and a personal interview. We typically have more than 1200 applicants for 120 openings each year. Participants are accepted solely on the basis of merit and receive full scholarships to MEET, as well as tutoring in English as needed. We recruit from 77 localities in Israel and the West Bank/Palestine.
How do meet and MISTI work together?
At MIT, our home is the MISTI program
. With its vast experience and resources, MISTI helps our MIT team prepare and organize for MEET.