HUA students immerse themselves in the art, culture, and writings of a particular city/country.

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

Flip through our Global Fair Passport to get started. You can also download a PDF copy here: Global Fair Passport PDF


We are excited to announce a virtual format for the fall Global Fair, a full two week event, allowing students to drop into sessions specific to their interests. Events will begin on Tuesday, September 8 and continue through Thursday, September 17. For more details and to register click here.

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 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?
  • 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(s): You are typically asked to complete one or more essay questions.
    • 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 off-campus HUA 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

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

  • TBA - Applications open for AY21-22 programs
  • TBA - Applications due by 12:00 pm
  • TBA - Applicants notified of placement
  • TBA - 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 off-campus HUA. Read more in Issue #6