|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Acad Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Project Opportunities:||IQP||Placement Rate:||50%|
|Active Since:||1999||First Round Apps / Space Available:||27/20|
|Director:||Paul Mathisen, Seth Tuler||Center Highlights:||Domestic, Low or No Cost, Urban|
|Housing Type:||Commute from Worcester||Program Preparation:||1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure|
|Program Eligibility:||All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application||Visa Requirements:||Not Applicable|
|Application Process Notes:||Non-Interview Site|
Boston, Massachusetts Project Center (IQP)
Location and Culture
Housing and Meals
Cost and Billing
Health and Safety
Location and Culture
Boston is a world-class city, featuring a wealth of cultural, educational, recreational, and tourist attractions. Students at the Boston Project Center complete their projects while living in Worcester and commuting to Boston. This arrangement helps to reduce student expenses while also providing ample opportunities to explore the City’s many offerings—they can trek the Freedom Trail, visit the Museum of Science, take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, relax at the Boston Public Garden, and head over to Boston’s many shopping areas, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
Students live in Worcester and commute to Boston for project work. Transportation and meals should be planned for as part of a budget for this term.
Students must arrive on or before the posted start date and stay through the posted end date of the program. Dates will be posted at the top of this page.
Past Boston students have:
- Evaluated a community summer youth employment initiative with Chelsea Collaborative
- Created a video game framework increasing awareness for endangered whales with the New England Aquarium
- Made policy recommendations to reduce flood risk with the Boston Harbor Association
- WPI Tuition and Fees
- WPI Housing Fee (if applicable)
- WPI Meal Plan (if applicable, reduced for term away)
- Global Projects Program Housing and Program Fee (for applicable programs)
- Local transportation
- Airfare (if applicable)
- Tourist activities and incidentals
- Project related incidentals
WPI is committed to the health, safety, and security of all students who participate in our programs. While off-campus study can present unique challenges and inherent risks, we believe that careful research and diligent planning are keys to a safe and rewarding project experience. WPI utilizes several key resources to understand the risks of travel in the countries where we operate, and we urge you to consult these same resources as you research your intended destination. You can also discuss questions and concerns about your travel plans with on-campus resources such as the IGSD, the Student Health Center, the Office of Disability Services, and the Student Development and Counseling Center. It very important that you consider your own health requirements as you review what sites are most interesting to you.