Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

London HUA E2012

erm – E 2012

Project Opportunities – HU&A, some minors & MQPs

Housing – Double dormitory-style rooms with phone and

internet access

Director – Professor Kristin Boudreau

Preparation – a minimum of one unit (three courses) in the

humanities and arts and several orientation meetings in D 2012

Application Deadline – October 6, 2011 (before 1:00 pm)



Newsweek has dubbed London “the coolest city on the planet.”  It is home to some of the world’s most vibrant theatre and music, outstanding museums, and ambitious architecture.  London was once the center of an empire, and today it is the political, economic and media hub of the British Isles, with an influence that continues to radiate well beyond its borders.  A designated long weekend makes possible travel to Scotland, Wales, or Ireland and students can also plan shorter trips to places such as Oxford or Canterbury.



The London Humanities & Arts program is interdisciplinary in scope and intended for students with a background in a variety of areas in the humanities and arts.  Students will study, with a WPI advisor, topics that might include the history, literature, music, theatre, or culture of Britain and Europe.  Students also complete individual projects on a theme that can draw on the unique resources of London, including:  Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum, and much more. As an interdisciplinary program, humanities and arts topics are not limited to the history or literature of London, but all of the projects take advantage of the city.  The London humanities and arts program is appropriate for students interested in art history/architecture, drama/theatre, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, or writing/rhetoric. Humanities and arts minors and MQPs may participate at the discretion of the professor advising in London during the term applied for.





Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses*


NOTE:  In calculating the extra expense to participate in an off-campus project experience compare this figure to expenses incurred while living on campus: groceries or meal plan, entertainment expenses, transportation, etc.

Travel to site (RT airfare)

$   850

Taxi from residence to airport

$     75

On site commuting costs

$   450


$   850

Dining out (10 x term)

$   500

Entrance fees

$   100

Weekend tourist activities & incidentals


Estimated total out-of-pocket expenses


Expenses included on your WPI bill*


Program fees

$   700




Total reflected on your WPI bill



Estimated Total expenses


Tuition and on-campus housing not included

* Subject to change due to fluctuations in exchange rate









Travel Dates

Arrive:  Saturday, May 5, 2012
Depart: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Part II On-line:  Must be completed no later than April 17th
Orientation Part II Mandatory Site Specific Orientation:  Friday, March 30, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m., IGSD Conference Room
Orientation Part III Sexual Assault:  Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 5:00-6:30 FL PH UPR

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