At the core of the Terrascope program is one basic but important idea: MIT students, even as first-year students, are ready to take control of their own education and to tackle big, important problems. With each new class of first-year students, Terrascope explores a different global issue called a Mission – and it’s the students who take command of each Mission. Our students work in teams to develop solutions, drawing on diverse perspectives, interdisciplinary research, and a supportive Terrascope community.
Our curriculum changes each year, with each class of first-year students focusing on a different issue related to sustainability and Earth systems. Learn more
The Terrascope community comes together throughout the year, connecting first-year students with a support network of upperclassmen, MIT alumni, faculty, and staff. Learn more