Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away, on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester and Spring semester).

  • WPI Tuition and Fees
  • WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
  • WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
  • Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)

In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:

  • Local transportation
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Food
  • Tourist activities and incidentals
  • Project related incidentals

A summary of estimated cost breakdowns for 20-21 programs can be found here: Summary of Costs. You may also visit eProjects for detailed cost information. Please note: these estimated expenses reflect the cost for the future year of travel. Current students will have a cost breakdown in their student handbook.

Estimated out-of pocket expenses: These are estimates for expenses like round trip airfare, groceries, dining out, incidentals, tourist expenses, and local transportation. A detailed list of these cost estimates can be found on each program’s brochure page. These costs do not appear on your WPI bill.

Estimated housing and program fees: These are estimates for housing expenses and any fees associated with cultural programming in which students are required to participate. These fees will appear on your WPI bill and are in addition to tuition and housing at WPI.  Program fees must be paid before departure.

20-21 Global Projects Program Cancellation Policy

You are required to commit or decline your placement offer to your Global Projects Program by the deadline indicated in your notification. Failure to respond to your placement offer will result in removal from the program including a possible cancellation fee.


If you decide to cancel participation in your Global Projects Program after you have committed, you must immediately inform our office via email at In your email, state the name of the program from which you are canceling.


The decision not to participate after you have committed may have financial consequences, as outlined below.


We strive to make off-campus opportunities available for as many students as possible. In an effort to fill available spaces, we have set the following cancellation schedule for all Global Projects Programs.  The GPP works closely with onsite vendors, travel agencies, and suppliers for an array of services. Their services frequently require our office to make deposits and other non-refundable financial commitments for upcoming programs.


Please note: The Global Scholar Scholarship cannot cover cancellation fees. A cancellation fee will be posted to your student account and will be due immediately, failure to pay may result in a hold and or late fee being applied to your Student Account.



No Fee

By Commitment Deadline

March 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

September 15, 2020

$500 Cancellation Fee

By Commitment Deadline

March 1 - July 1, 2020

July 2 - September 15, 2020

September 16 - November 1, 2020

Full Program Fee

By Commitment Deadline

After July 1, 2020

After September 15, 2020

After November 1, 2020

19-20 Global Projects Program Withdrawal Deadlines

We to make off-campus opportunities available for as many students as possible.  In an effort to fill all available spaces, we have set the following withdrawal deadlines for our programs.  Please notify the us in writing by emailing to confirm your withdrawal.  


Please note: The GPP deposit is refundable up to the withdrawal deadline. After this deadline, the GPP deposit is non-refundable and students may be responsible for the full cost of the program as housing arrangements have already been made.  

E19/A19 Term Programs B19 Term Programs  C20 Term Programs D20 Term Programs
By Confirmation Deadline March 1, 2019 July 15, 2019 September15, 2019