The Magellan Project

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.

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.

Marcy Salvidar poses in Portugal where she went to study attitudes around disability for her Magellan Project.

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.

""My W&J education has encouraged me to travel and experience cultures that are different from what I know. My independent research gives me the opportunity to get experience studying something that I will have a career in in the future," Kelsea said."
Kelsea Siter, Public Policy ’20
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"Pinar started her time at W&J as an English major and was still studying in this program when she planned her Magellan. The flexibility to change paths at W&J is something Pinar appreciates, and she found that studying across disciplines is a valuable part of her College experience."
Pinar Garbioglu, Biochemistry ’22
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"After completing my first Magellan in Florida…I had the idea to study baseball, but I wasn’t sure how I could make it a research project. Then, I thought about how players come from all over the world to play in the U.S."
Brooke Shuck, Business Administration, ’20
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