Global Perspective Program
Instilling the Power and Responsibility to Change the World
From renewable energy to clean water to economic development, WPI has been preparing engineers, scientists, innovators, and entrepreneurs to change the world for nearly 150 years.
Through the Global Perspective Program (GPP), students collaborate with faculty advisors and community members at more than 30 Project Centers around the world to find solutions to issues that impact the people who make up those communities. The GPP provides WPI students with the opportunity to complete any of their projects: IQP, MQP, or HUA Requirement off campus at one of our Project Centers.
WPI has sent more science and engineering students abroad (about 50 percent travel overseas for project work) than any other private university.
2013-2014 Application Global Perspective Program Application Process for IQPs and MQPs is Complete
The 2013-14 Application Global Perspective Program Application Process is complete. IQP students have been notified of their placements via email. MQP students have been notified via postal service.
In order to secure placement in the program, accepted students must submit a signed Participant Statement of Statement of Agreement (PSA) and a deposit for $400 (if required). Deposits may be made at the Bursar’s Office on the 2nd floor of Boynton Hall (open between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday). Your deposit will be applied to your off-campus housing costs. The deposit is fully refundable up to 120 business days before the first day of your preparatory term. The Bursar’s Office will provide you with a receipt, and you must bring this receipt with you when you submit your signed PSA. Please carefully review and sign the PSA and return it to the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD) Office in the Project Center by the deadline below. If we do not hear from you by this date you will forfeit your place in the program.
Deadlines are as follows:
Term E 2013 Programs: Participant Statement of Agreement and deposit (if required) due by Friday, January 18, 2013 to secure a place in the program.
Terms A-D 2013-14 Programs: Participant Statement of Agreement and deposit (if required) by Friday, February 8, 2013 to secure a place in the program.
All MQP Programs: Participant Statement of Agreement and deposit (if required) by Friday, February 8, 2013 secure a place in the program.
If you have further questions about the Global Perspective Program IQP application process or next steps, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.