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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

Applications are now open for the 20-21 Off-Campus IQP application process!  For more details, visit: Application Preview. Applications for Exchange programs are also open and applications for off-campus MQP will open October 1 and applications for off-campus HUA will open by the beginning B Term.

Watch the Getting Started Video (IQP Applicants)

20-21 Getting Started Video - IQP Programs

We have created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the IQP application process. For details on site ratings, see below.

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 housingtransportationclimate, 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, HUA or Exchange on eProjects

Applications for 20-21 Off-Campus Programs will open on the day of the Global Fair (Wednesday, September 11)

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.