Tirana, Albania Project Center
Albania has one of Europe’s fastest growing economies; its capital, Tirana, is a busy metropolis known for its lively atmosphere, constant construction, and heavy traffic. In the fall each year, WPI students travel to the Albania Project Center to help sustain and manage the region’s impressive growth by undertaking projects on topics ranging from advancing the recycling of e-waste to promoting community-based tourism, developing a water education program for high schools, and investigating the sustainable harvesting of medicinal herbs from Albania’s forests.
Population: 2.774 million (2013) World Bank
Official Language: Albanian
Area: 11,100 sq mi