Worcester, England Project Center

Worcester, England
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
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

Worcester, England is a quaint city two hours northwest of London, and is a popular choice for students. Several cities and tourist attractions are within easy reach, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further into the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. Average temperatures in Worcester in March range from 37°F to 52°F.

Housing and Meals

WPI students will reside in dormitories on St. John’s campus. Accommodation type and location are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

British cuisine is generally made with quality local ingredients and simple sauces to accentuate flavor; it has also absorbed the cultural influence of those who have settled in Britain, producing hybrid dishes like chicken tikka masala. 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 Worcester, England Project Center have:

  • Increased the environmental and financial sustainability of the Worcester Arts Workshop
  • Evaluated the potential for hosting repair cafes on college campuses with the University of Worcester
  • Developed a model renewable energy strategy for Wales with the Green Valleys Community Interest Company