For Students

The London Project Center is not a ‘bricks-and-mortar’ institution, but rather one of many ‘virtual’ centers around the world that comprise IGSD’s Global Perspective Program. Students began doing projects in London in the 1970s, but the London Project Center formally began in 1987 as WPI’s first international project center, and has continued to be a popular choice by students. Projects run in D Term and E Term, with around six or seven project teams per term. You can find out more about the application process here.  Newsweek has dubbed London ‘the coolest city on the planet.” It is home to some of the world’s most vibrant theatre and music, outstanding museums, and ambitious architecture. London was once the center of an empire, and today it is the political, economic and media hub of the British Isles, with an influence that continues to radiate well beyond its borders. Many interesting cities (e.g., Bath, Brighton, Oxford) and tourist attractions (e.g., Stonehenge) are within easy reach, and a designated long weekend allows students to travel further afield in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Students live in 3-4 bedroom self-catering apartments, with fully equipped kitchens. The apartments are located in Bloomsbury or Clerkenwell, right in the center of London with easy access to all that the city has to offer.

See WPI alumni Jovanna Baptista 2000,  Ron Skoletsky 1990, and Peter Tousignant 1990 think going abroad is important, and what sets the London Project Center apart from other sites.

 

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