All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand is an intensely beautiful country: a land of gilded temples, outdoor markets, and golden beaches.
Students at the Bangkok, Thailand Project Center have a unique opportunity to become acquainted with the people of Thailand and address some of the challenges common to developing nations by working on a variety of social and environmental projects. Thai people are among the friendliest and most hospitable in the world and have a great talent for enjoying life.
Accommodations near the prestigious Chulalongkorn University in the heart of Bangkok enable students to explore the city's many attractions.
WPI students work in multicultural teams with students from Chulalongkorn University on projects proposed by local nonprofit organizations, universities, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Projects take place in the city of Bangkok and surrounding rural areas, with many focusing on underserved communities.
Health and human services - Developing effective and accessible media on integrative therapies for breast cancer patients
Community development - Designing safe playgrounds for the Klong Toey community
Sustainable development - Developing a strategy to improve solar home system sustainability in rural Thailand
Environmental issues - Designing an environmental management information system for Thailand's industrial estates