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  • Locations: Central Massachusetts, United States; Eastern Massachusetts, United States
  • Program Terms: D term
  • Project Center Website: Click to visit
  • Estimated Expenses: D term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
D term 2017-2018 07/16/2017
Rolling Admission 03/10/2018 05/01/2018
D term 2018-2019 12/03/2018
Rolling Admission 03/11/2019 04/30/2019

** 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.

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Program Description:

Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Center (IQP)

wrocusaLocation and Culture
Program Dates
Housing and Meals
Project Opportunities
Cost and Billing
Health and Safety
Additional Resources

Location and Culture          

The Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Center is a newer project center at WPI. The WROC is dedicated to assisting Central and Eastern Massachusetts municipalities or watershed associations with their water resource needs. Students will have the opportunity to work on groundbreaking water issues such as storm water management, climate change mitigation, and drinking water infrastructure. WROC students will be partnered with an Eastern or Central Massachusetts municipality and a water resource expert. WROC students will receive water related training from the WROC co-directors and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection employees. WROC projects are non-advocacy, hands-on, action oriented, and of immediate utility to Central and Eastern Massachusetts cities and towns.

Housing and Meals

The Massachusetts Water Resource Outreach Center (WROC) is an off-campus project center. Students will work out of the Worcester Community Project Center offices in downtown Worcester or at their sponsoring organization. 

Program Dates

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. WPI housing will be available from the start date to the end date.  If students plan to arrange any personal travel before or after the program, they will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own housing. 

Project Opportunities

Past WROC students have:

  • Analyzed potential improvements to meet drinking water quality standards and supply demands in Leicester, MA
  • Assisted local municipalities with challenges they face managing stormwater runoff
  • Evaluated public buildings in Chelsea, MA to determine structural and geographical characteristics that cause them to be at risk for coastal flood events, as well as their sensitivity to current and future flooding

Cost and Billing

Students will be billed the following fees by WPI for the WPI semester they are away.  These will be billed to you on the regular WPI billing cycle (i.e. Fall semester, and Spring semester). 

  • 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)

In addition to this, students should budget for the following while away:

  • Local transportation
  • Airfare (if applicable)
  • Food
  • Tourist activities and incidentals
  • Project related incidentals

A breakdown of all estimated expenses for the WROC can by term at the top of this page by clicking on this links in the "Estimated Expenses" section. 

Health and Safety 

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.

Additional Resources

Student Resources

This program is currently not accepting applications.