Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division

London, England E 2012 & D2013

Term – E 2012 & D 2013

Project Opportunities – IQP

Housing – Studios with separate single bedrooms

Co-Directors – Professors Dominic Golding & Robert Krueger

Preparation – 1/2 unit preparation activity in D 2012 & C 2013 respectively

Application Deadline – September 29, 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.   Many interesting cities (e.g., Bath, Brighton, Oxford) and tourist attractions (e.g., Stonehenge) are within easy reach, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further afield in the UK and the rest of Europe.



At the London Project Center, many projects deal directly with sustainable development in the urban environment.  Sustainable development is at the intersection of environment, economy and social equity.  Student teams work with local governments and/or NGOs on strategies to encourage recycling, and increase the use of renewable energy and they work with the disadvantaged on community development.  An equally large share of project activity supports education and outreach activities at famous museums, such as the Tower of London, the British Museum, and the Museum of Science. The London Center projects challenge students with important problems that make a real difference to the project sponsors and the citizens they serve.







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

On site commuting costs

$   450


$   850

Dining out (10 x term)

$   500

Weekend tourist activities & incidentals


Estimated total out-of-pocket expenses


Expenses included on your WPI bill*


Housing and program expenses



Estimated Total expenses


Tuition and on-campus housing not included.

* Subject to change due to fluctuations in exchange rate















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E 2012 Travel Dates:

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


E 2012 Orientation Schedule:

Orientation Part I On-line:  Must be completed no later than April 17th
Orientation Part II: Mandatory Site Specific Orientation E 2012:  Monday, March 26, 2012, 12:00-1:30 p.m., HL 102
Orientation Part III:  Sexual Assault, Tuesaday , April 24th, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Fuller PH UPR



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