Before they can change to the world, WPI students must first come plan their project work. From guidelines and tips to program descriptions and required forms, we offer a wide range of informative resources to help students get under way smoothly.
Where in the World to Begin
Start here to learn about the locations to which WPI students are traveling in the upcoming academic year to complete their required projects or participate in exchange programs.
Global Perspective Program Policies
Written policies on application, continued eligibility once accepted, and during the experience off-campus.
Global Perspective Program Application Process
WPI’s Global Portal gives you access to review and apply to off-campus programs. View the Project Centers for the upcoming year.
Information & Forms for Off-Campus Projects
For students who are currently on a project or are preparing to leave for a project.
Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation, Paperwork, On-site Arrival & Departure Schedule
Details on pre-departure orientation, site-specific orientation, and orientation on sexual assault awareness and prevention—plus online orientation on safety and security for students venturing abroad or to Puerto Rico will be available on the Global Portal.
Some scholarship assistance is available to students who are US citizens and Pell Grant recipients. Students may apply to the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program.
WPI has teamed up with Mango Languages, which offers over 45 foreign languages. It includes a variety of resources to help students gain practical conversation skills and cultural insight for the world's most popular languages.
Overseas study can offer an advantage to job seekers, according to this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Other useful resources
- Article on Preparing to Study Abroad
- Sara’s Wish (overseas study information)
- Global Scholar
- Article on Self-Reliance When Studying Abroad
Website contains many valuable resources, including the Directory of Available Projects and the Completed Project Search tool. Learn more…
Project Center Bibliographies
The Gordon Library maintains print and electronic lists of sources on the nations and cities in which students can complete their IQPs. Learn more…
This searchable database offers insight into the accomplishments of previous students. The Gordon Library maintains a searchable database of all student projects. Learn more…