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Boston, MA Project Center
Boston, MA, United States; (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: A term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets: A term
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
A Term
Project Opportunities:
Paul Mathisen, Seth Tuler
Center Highlights:
Domestic, Low or No Cost, Urban
Commute from campus
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
Program Description:


Boston is a world-class city, featuring a wealth of cultural, educational, recreational, and tourist attractions. Students at the Boston Project Center live in the city and have ample opportunities to explore its 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.


Projects address topics such as environmental issues, urban maintenance, and management and planning, and include field work in the city’s neighborhoods and the greater Boston area. 

Project Examples

Urban maintenance, management, and planning - a plan to reduce neighborhood disruption during work on the Big Dig; an analysis of the impacts of Historic Districts on surrounding neighborhoods, and a method of streamlining construction permits in those districts

Environmental issues - the collection and analysis of environmental data about Chelsea Creek for the Environmental Protection Agency

Public safety - Improving public safety through the inventory and mapping of all underground fuel tanks for the Boston Fire Department
Additional examples include yearly projects for the Museum of Science and for various departments of the cities of Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, Quincy, and Newton

low or no cost

This program is currently not accepting applications.