Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa


To provide global education to more undergraduates, WPI has been expanding the Global Projects Program by opening project centers in new locations. The goal of our project was to investigate the feasibility of establishing a WPI project center in Iceland. Through interviews with WPI faculty, we outlined the characteristics of a successful project center. This information guided our work as we interacted with potential project partners and evaluated housing, transportation, and living expenses as WPI students in Iceland. We successfully met with ten organizations. All were interested in project partnerships. Additionally, we developed recommendations for logistic arrangements of future students, providing a foundation for establishing the Iceland Project Center.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs