2004 Heiskell Award Honorable Mention: Study Abroad

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Global Perspective Program

Nomination submitted by: Natalie A. Mello, Director of Global Operations

Program Mission
Worcester Polytechnic Institute provides opportunities for undergraduates to complete degree requirements off-campus under the direct supervision of WPI faculty, an experience that is unique among engineering and science universities. The impact of successfully completing professional-level projects at remote locations is that students solve real-world problems while being immersed in a different culture. With over 535 students leaving campus this year, the unique benefits of the Global Perspective Program are being recognized throughout the institution.

Program Implementation
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Selection Panel Members 2004

The members of the selection panel for this year’s awards include the following leaders in international education:

Britta Baron
Director, German Academic Exchange Service

Diane J. Paton
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Institute of International Education