The application process for 20-21 off-campus programs will start at the beginning of A Term! Stay tuned for details about the Global Fair, our annual program kick-off, and other important deadlines. First year students interested in applying for IQP next year are encouraged to attend one of our IQP Information Sessions on Wednesday, April 17 or Thursday, April 18.
As you begin your application process, keep in mind that off-campus experiences offer a certain set of challenges, no matter the location. Students should expect to balance team dynamics, a demanding work schedule, and relationships with local sponsors all while getting comfortable in your host environment. Well prepared students are better able to enjoy the unique and challenging experiences that off-campus project work offers – we look forward to working with you in this process!
20-21 Off-Campus Programs
Step 1: Browse Programs
You can browse program options on eProjects. We encourage all applicants to read the details of program opportunities carefully and watch videos when available to better understand the project center locations that interest you. On each program page you will find details regarding housing, transportation, climate, and other unique factors specific to the project center location. It is important that students read these details carefully, consulting with family members when necessary, to determine whether or not a location will be a good fit. After placement, the IGSD offers a robust pre-departure orientation program, starting as soon as two terms prior to departure, in order to help you prepare for your term off-campus.
Some factors to consider as you browse programs include (hint: these answers can be found on the program pages!):
- What type of projects have been completed at the Project Center?
- Do you have any personal health concerns (allergies, chronic conditions) that could impact where you travel based on climate and/or environmental factors?
- What term(s) can you feasibly go away?
- What price range are you looking at for this experience? Have you discussed cost with your family?
Visit the Dates and Deadlines page for a full overview of the application timeline.
Step 2: Open an Application
You can begin an application for the IQP, MQP or HUA on eProjects.
Applications for 20-21 Off-Campus Programs will open at the beginning of A Term.
To preview the IQP application visit the Application Preview page. To view important deadlines visit the Dates and Deadlines page.
Step 3: Prepare Materials
The application includes background information, writing prompts, an updated resume, and two references. IQP Applicants, view the Application Preview to have a look before you begin.
Step 4: Receive Placement
Placements will be announced via email. Be sure to follow all of the necessary steps to commit to your placement. To view the placement dates visit the Dates and Deadlines section.
Project Center Preference Ratings (IQP Only) - You will rate all of the project center/term offerings as Very Interested, Interested, or Not Interested. This way, you will be considered for multiple sites at the same time. With 50 project center/term offerings, there is a lot to choose from! More guidance on the rating process and factors to consider can be found here: Guidance for Project Center Preference Ratings FINAL.pdf