Nantucket, Massachusetts Project Center

Image of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
B-Term during late fall
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture:

Once a booming whaling center, now primarily a summer resort and tourist destination, Nantucket has a population of 10,000 year-round residents and attracts an additional 40,000 tourists each summer. The island is a National Historic District, and offers excellent museums, public beaches, and protected conservation land. Temperatures range from 40°F to 60°F by the end of the term.

Past Projects:

Past students at the Nantucket, Massachusetts Project Center have:

  • Promoted energy awareness and energy saving
  • Increased affordable housing
  • Prevented coastal erosion
  • Increased museum visitation
  • Improved emergency response
  • Enhanced access for the disabled