A unique feature of W&J College, the Magellan Project is a project of possibilities. When you pursue a Magellan Project, you choose to take the lead in your educational experience. W&J College provides funding so that you can set sail in the summer months, exploring a passion, an interest, an internship, a study abroad opportunity, a research trip, or all of the above. You're out of the classroom, learning the ropes of whatever you've set your sights on. It could be right around the corner or right around the world.

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What is a Magellan Project?

A Magellan Project begins with your idea to create an opportunity to pursue your passions in an original way. Faculty advisors provide the coaching and support you need to take your project from idea to reality. For your project, you write your proposal, detail the plan, and set the budget. Once approved and funded, your adventure begins. On this journey, you'll discover more than you might have imagined.

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Hear Their Stories

The best way to see the diversity and potential of the Magellan Project is to see what others have done and be inspired to discover what you can do.

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EXPLORING SMART CITIES

"I wanted to go out of my comfort zone to study something I love across the world. I also took a sociology class ... where we talked about climate change, mitigation, and smart cities that inspired me to plan my Magellan."

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STUDYING AMERICA'S PASTIME...IN JAPAN

"I've been going to baseball games with my dad since I was 1. I had an idea of how big baseball was in Japan, and I wanted to see how it differed and how big of an impact Japanese culture has on the sport."

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STUDYING STIGMA AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IN AUSTRALIA

"For my Magellan, I wanted to explore a facet of Australia's rising suicide rates. I looked at the origins of stigmas that surround mental illness and how they can deter individuals - especially men - from seeking mental health treatment."

Turn Your Dream Into a
Magellan Project Reality

From Bolivia to Italy to Belfast, see where the Magellan Project took these W&J College students.