It’s never too early to start planning for an off-campus experience. Whether you’re considering going off campus for an Interactive Qualifying Project, Major Qualifying Project, or Humanities & Arts requirement, the application process is competitive, so it is important to get started early, do the research, and closely follow all deadlines and requirements. Prepared students are better able to enjoy the challenging and rewarding experiences offered by off-campus project work.

From exploring possible off-campus opportunities at the Global Fair to prioritizing application selections to preparing for pre-departure orientations, we’ll guide you along the way. 

Now Extended: 19-20 IQP Application Deadline

Applications for off-campus IQP’s are now due on Monday, October 15 by 9am.  If you are interested in participating in an off-campus program in your Junior year, pay careful attention to application requirements as well as deadlines. Visit the links below to learn more about how to apply and see an application preview.

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Pre-Departure Orientation Programs

After being placed in a Project Center, the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD) offers a robust pre-departure orientation program, starting as soon as two terms prior to departure, in order to help you prepare for your term off-campus. A safe and successful off-campus experience does not just occur—it requires careful planning and preparation. WPI is committed to the health, safety, and security of all students who participate in our programs. Learn more.

45+ Project Centers Across Six Continents

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WPI in Bar Harbor Maine
Students investigate the sky glow atop Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park during an evening of fieldwork

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WPI in Melbourne Australia
A student team in Australia implement a methodology to monitor microplastics on beach environments at the Port Phillip EcoCentre

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WPI in Morocco
Students work on a greywater recycling system to support a fog harvesting initiative in Ait Baamrane, Morocco

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WPI in Albania
A student team aims to shed light on pharmaceutical waster management practices in Tirana, Albania