What exactly makes the off-campus IQP experience distinctive for the student?


Frederick Bianchi: In most cases, they spend a lot of time working on their projects. That can be evaluated—that can be quantified as there's a metric we look at. The thing that we can't quantify is the experience they're having off campus. Sometimes, that manifests itself easily, but oftentimes it doesn't; a deeper transformation goes on. That's what inspires students over the long run. That's what sticks with them. A few years down the road, many forget exactly what their project was, but they don't forget what changed them during that time. It's hard to put a number on that; it's hard to put a metric on that—but it definitely is there.

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