The application process for 20-21 off-campus programs will start at the beginning of A Term! Mark your calendars to attend the Global Fair on Wednesday, September 11th from 2-5pm in the Sports & Recreation Center. All students are welcome and sophomores are strongly encouraged to attend.
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.