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globalfair Attend the Global Fair

The Global Fair will be held on Wednesday, September 6 from 2-5pm in the Sports & Rec Center. Every off-campus Project Center will be represented as we kick off the application season for 2018-2019 programs. You may stop by at any time and will receive a "passport" with more details about the programs. All Sophomores who are interested in completing an off-campus IQP are strongly encouraged to attend.  For a PDF of the Passport click here: Passport 2017.pdf

schedule View the Getting Started Video, Watch Site Sessions, and Browse Programs

We have created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the application process. IQP applicants are required to watch this video which can be found on your Canvas portal under My Courses. Access the course and follow the instructions to view the video and complete a short quiz.  All Sophomores are already added to this course. If you do not have access to the course and are applying for an IQP, email to be registered.  
Site sessions are more in depth presentations about each site. New for this year, all of these sessions will be accessible via Canvas. There will be no in-person site sessions. IQP applicants are required to view the site session and complete a short quiz for their first choice program. Site Sessions will be live by 12pm on Monday, Sept 11. 

You will find a detailed description of each Project Center on the Program Pages. 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?
  • How competitive has the site been in the past?
  • What price range are you looking at for this experience? Have you discussed cost with your family?

Visit the Dates and Deadlines for a full overview of the application timeline. 

apply Open an Application

Once you have decided on your first choice site, start your application by clicking "Apply Now" on the Program Brochure. Then select "I have a WPI username and password" to prompt the WPI login screen. Login with your WPI credentials and be sure to follow the instructions on the application page.  Please note: You should only have one application open as you are only applying to your first choice site.

Applications and a full preview will be live by 12pm on Monday, Sept 11. 

To preview the application visit the Application Preview page. To view important deadlines visit the Dates and Deadlines page.  

interview Prepare Materials 

The application includes background information, writing prompts, an updated resume, and two references.  View the Application Preview to have a look before you begin.   

complete Receive Placement

Placements will be announced via email.  Be sure to follow all of the necessary steps to confirm your placement. To view the placement dates visit the Dates and Deadlines section.