|Restrictions:||WPI applicants only|
|Project Opportunities:||IQP||Director:||Steven Taylor|
|Center Highlights:||International, Urban||Housing Type:||Shared apartments|
|Program Preparation:||1/6 Danish language and culture class in the term preceding ID 2050, 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|
IQP projects take place in or around Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, located on the island of Zealand. The Danish population numbers 5.6 million and inhabits an area of 16,630 square miles. In addition to farming, Denmark has many diverse and technological industries, with emphasis on electronics, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, furniture craft, and alternative energy sources.
Denmark is an ideal place for IQP projects. Danish culture is open to interdisciplinary academic questioning, the foundation of every IQP. Danes are brought up to question and debate the impact of technology on the quality of life, and are leaders in utilizing positive aspects of modern technology while trying to lessen its negative impacts.
Project Types: Emphasis on environmental issues. Other topics: technology for people with disabilities, museums, and education
Most projects are sponsored by not-for-profit agencies such as the Danish Consumer Council, Miljøpunkt Nørrebro, and the Danish Waste Association (Dansk Affaldsforening).
- Envisioning a Traffic Solution for Copenhagen - This project provided and evaluated a collection of plausible scenarios that focus on reducing motor vehicle congestion in Central Copenhagen, while preserving existing green space. (for Miljøpunkt Amager)
- Assessing Particulate Pollution in the Østerbro District of Copenhagen - This project measured UFP, using a P-Trak Ultrafine Particle Counter near various schools and parks because children are at the highest risk for developing complications. (for Miljøpunkt Østerbro)
- Exploring the Factors Influencing Organic Waste Sorting in Denmark - This project researched practical and motivational factors influencing Danish sorting of household food. (for Dansk Affaldsforening)
ResourcesStudent travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State
Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Acad Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|D term||2015-2016||10/05/2015 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed