Copenhagen, Denmark Project Center

Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
A-Term during early fall
D-Term during spring
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel, and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework; cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture

Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen, is located on the island of Zealand. In addition to farming, Denmark has many diverse and technological industries, with an emphasis on electronics, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, furniture craft, and alternative energy sources. Danish culture is open to interdisciplinary academic questioning, the foundation of every IQP. Average temperatures in March fall between 31°F and 42°F.  

Housing and Meals

WPI students live in apartment-style accommodations in Copenhagen. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

Danish cuisine has been inspired by other countries and includes spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper. Open-faced sandwiches, ground meats, and fish are also common staples of Danish cuisine. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.

Past Projects

Past students at the Denmark project center have:

  • Developed small-scale greenwater management solutions
  • Assessed self-rehabilitation strategies for the visually impaired
  • Developed decision matrices to aid municipalities with recycling collection methods
  • Explored the political and public preferences for green spaces, in order to develop a surface design for a green bridge