Faculty Advisor

Agloro, Alexandrina R

Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola


Studying abroad is an integral and expanding part of higher education in the US. As more students participate, it becomes increasingly important to examine the adequacy of student preparedness. This project involves an assessment of student preparation for the Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) experience with the Cape Town Project Center. In order to assess every stage of preparation, I surveyed students initiating the process, held a group discussion with students engaging in formal institutional preparations, and conducted two focus group discussions with students who had completed their study away experience. While WPI offers varied preparation opportunities, students remain unaware of many of these and few engage in self-driven efforts, resulting in limited preparation.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs