Humanities and Arts (HUA)

HUA students immerse themselves in the art, culture, and writings of a particular city/country.  These opportunities are open to all WPI students, regardless of class year.

How to Apply

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 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 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 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?
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. 

  • 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.
  • Language Ability: You will be asked to describe your language proficiency in languages other than English, including years of study, if applicable. 
  • Essay: You are typically asked to complete one or more essay questions.
  • Academic History: This section is optional and not a scored section of the application. Students who have unique circumstances are strongly encouraged to reflect on how your academic transcript reflects your ability to succeed in the preparation for and completion of an off-campus project?
Complete & Submit the Application

The application for an off-campus HUA can be found on eProjects.  Visit the following pages and click "Apply Now"

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fes, Morocco

Japan, Multiple Locations

London, England

Taipei, Taiwan

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.

HUA Applications for Summer 2024 Are Now Open!

Meeting deadlines, completing all components of the application on time all contribute to a successful application. Check below for important dates for the HUA program you to which you are applying.


Buenos Aires, Argentina Application Requirements

Requirements for application:

Students must complete through at least Advanced Spanish I prior to participating in this Project Center.

Upon completing applications, all students will have an oral interview with the Universidad de San Andrés to determine acceptance to the program.

All applicants must email Prof. Madan ( one (1) PDF with the following as part of their application package; please ensure that you include (a), (b), and (c) in one single PDF titled “FirstName_LastName_Buenos Aires2024.”

(a) Digital copy of WPI transcript (unofficial is fine) in which you highlight all Spanish language courses and/or courses taught in Spanish taken at WPI. 

(b) A half-page (~300 words) textual description in Spanish of your previous experience with the Spanish language (i.e. courses, travel, clubs, high school courses, family contacts, etc.)  Please include your name at the top of the essay.

(c) A half-page (~300 words) textual description in Spanish of your learning expectations for the Intensive Spanish Program in Buenos Aires. Please include your name at the top of the essay.

After students are accepted to the Buenos Aires Project Center, they will be required to attend between 2-4 required pre-program meetings.  


Buenos Aires, Argentina Application Timeline

September 21 - Argentina application opens

February 9 - Argentina application deadline

February 19 - March 1 - UdeSA Oral Interviews

March 4 - Argentina placement decisions announced

March 11 - Argentina commitment deadline


Fes, Morocco Application Timeline

September 21 - Morocco application opens

December 15 - Morocco application deadline

Placement decisions are on a rolling basis

January 21 - Morocco commitment deadline


Japan - Multiple Locations

November 27 - Japan application opens

March 31 - Japan application deadline

Placement notifications will be on a rolling basis.


London, England Application Timeline

September 21 - London application opens

February 14 - London application deadline

March 20 - London placement decisions announced

March 25 - London commitment deadline


Taipei, Taiwan Application Timeline

September 21 - Taiwan application opens

December 15 - Taiwan application deadline

Placement decisions are on a rolling basis

January 21 - Taiwan commitment deadline