Abstract-Spr17 CUR Quarterly: Establishing Undergraduate Project Centers in Cuenca, Ecuador, and Panama City, Panama

Keywords: experiential learning; global competency; international undergraduate research; study abroad

Author: Laureen Elgert; Aaron R. Sakulich
Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Issue and Volume: Spring 2017; Volume 37; Number 3

Description: In 1970, Worcester Polytechnic Institute adopted the WPI Plan, a unique undergraduate curriculum focusing on project-based learning. This article discusses the work at the sites in Cuenca, Ecuador, and Panama
City, Panama, to accommodate larger numbers of students and more diverse project partners, with particular emphasis on building global competencies.