London, England Project Center - HUA

Current Director(s)
Program Term(s)
E-Term during summer
E-Term during summer
Project Opportunities
Humanities and Arts Requirement (HUA)

Newsweek has dubbed London “the coolest city on the planet.” It is home to some of the world’s most vibrant theater and music, outstanding museums, and ambitious architecture. London was once the center of an empire, and today it is the political, economic and media hub of the British Isles, with an influence that continues to radiate well beyond its borders. Many interesting cities (e.g., Bath, Brighton, Oxford) and tourist attractions (e.g., Stonehenge) are within easy reach, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further afield in the UK and the rest of Europe.  Students have been completing projects in London since 1974.

The London Humanities & Arts program is interdisciplinary in scope and intended for students with a background in a variety of areas in the humanities and arts. Students will study, with a WPI advisor, topics that might include the history, literature, music, theatre, or culture of Britain and Europe.

Students also complete individual projects on a theme that can draw on the unique resources of London, such as Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, the Science Museum, and much more. As an interdisciplinary program, humanities and arts topics are not limited to the history or literature of London, but all of the projects take advantage of the city.

The London humanities and arts program is appropriate for students interested in art history and architecture, drama and theatre, history, literature, music, philosophy, religion, or writing and rhetoric. Humanities and arts minors and MQP team members may participate at the discretion of the professor advising in London during the term.