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WPI has established exchange agreements with Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), NEOMA Business School and Tsinghua University that allow students from WPI to attend these universities study programs.

Grab Your Passport - It's time for the Global Fair!

This year's Global Fair was held virtually from Sept 8-17. For more details and to view recorded sessions click here. You can also download a PDF copy of the Global Fair Passport here: Global Fair Passport PDF. 

How to Apply

  • Explore
    Consider Location & Cost
    • 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 locations that interest you. On each program page you will find details regarding language requirements, housing, transportation, climate, and other unique factors specific to the location. It is important that you 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 GEO offers a robust pre-departure orientation program, starting as soon as two terms prior to departure, in order to help you prepare for your time off-campus.
    • Some factors to consider as you browse programs include (hint: these answers can be found on the program pages!):
      • Do you have any personal health concerns (allergies, chronic conditions) that could impact where you travel based on climate and/or environmental factors?
      • What terms can you feasibly go away?
      • What price range are you looking at for this experience? Have you discussed cost with your family?
  • Prepare
    Preview Application Materials

    The application process for the Global Projects Program (GPP) is competitive.  Meeting deadlines and completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application. Every application is carefully reviewed and considered. However, no student is guaranteed placement at any project center.  Please pay careful attention to the application page for your program as application components may vary. 

    • Profile: Before beginning an application on eProjects, you will be prompted to complete your profile, which includes basic information, including your phone number and an emergency contact.
    • Language Ability: You will be asked to describe your language proficiency in languages other than English, including years of study, if applicable. 
    • Essay: You will be asked to complete an essay in support of your application.
    • Resume: Upload a recent copy of your updated resume or CV. Your resume should reflect your work experience, volunteer experience and any extracurricular activities in which you have participated or currently participate.
    • Two References: You will only be asked to provide the names and contact info for two references.  You do not need to submit a letter of reference. One reference should be a WPI faculty member. Your second reference can be a WPI faculty or staff member, or a coach, supervisor, or faculty member from another institution who would be willing to serve as a reference for you.
    • Waiver to Access Records: You will be asked to sign off on a few application statements including an understanding of the application process and a release of your transcript and judicial records.
  • Apply
    Complete & Submit the Application

    The application for an Exchange Program can be found on eProjects.

  • Other Steps
    Judicial/Academic Review

    If a student has had a judicial incident, we will ask you to complete a reflection essay after you have submitted your application. You may also need to meet with the Judicial Review Committee prior to being accepted to the program. We will also review transcripts at the close of A term, and may contact students to discuss academic standing.

  • Placement & Commitment
    What Happens Next?

    Placements will be announced via email.  Be sure to follow all of the necessary steps to commit to your placement.  All placements are final.

Dates and Deadlines

  • NEOMA & Tsinghua University Spring 2022 Exchange Program

    Meeting deadlines, completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application.

    • September 1, 2020 - Applications open for Spring 2022 program
    • May 15, 2021 - Applications due by 12:00 pm
    • June 1, 2021 - Applicants notified of placement
    • July 1, 2021 - Commitment deadline
  • Hochschule Konstanz University D' 22 Exchange Program

    Meeting deadlines, completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application.

    • September 1, 2021 - Applications open for D’22
    • September 22, 2021 - Applications due by 12:00 pm
    • September 29, 2021 - October 7, 2021 – Interviews
    • October 12, 2021 - Applicants notified of placement
    • October 21, 2021 - Commitment deadline
  • NEOMA & Tsinghua University Fall 2022 Exchange Program

    Meeting deadlines, completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application.

    • September 1, 2021 - Applications open for Fall 2022 program
    • November 21, 2021 - Applications due by 12:00 pm
    • December 15, 2021 - Applicants notified of placement
    • February 1, 2022 - Commitment deadline
  • NEOMA & Tsinghua University Spring 2023 Exchange Program

    Meeting deadlines, completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application.

    • September 1, 2021 - Applications open for Spring 2023 program
    • May 15, 2022 - Applications due by 12:00 pm
    • June 1, 2022 - Applicants notified of placement
    • July 1, 2022 - Commitment deadline

GPP Application Process Weekly Newsletter

  • Issue #6 - 8/28/2020

    Our weekly newsletters will highlight the application process for all off-campus programs, including exchange. Read more in Issue #6