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W&J Senior Goes Global with Study Abroad Trips

January 21, 2022
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WASHINGTON, PA (January 21, 2022) – Clara Sherwood ’22 is founding her professional future one country at a time. Sherwood – a triple major in music and conflict resolution, international studies, and Spanish – recently won the James G. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship from the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) honor society. Sherwood used the scholarship …  

Class of 2021 Graduate Credits Liberal Arts for Professional Readiness

December 13, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (December 13, 2021) – Adriana Rodriguez-Ruiz’s career path was founded at W&J, and she credits the College’s strong liberal arts curriculum for connecting her varying interests and helping her launch a career she loves. For Rodriguez-Ruiz, a proud first-generation 2021 graduate of the Washington & Jefferson College, the liberal arts philosophy bridged her interests in public policy, environmental studies, social justice, and diverse …  

COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Tension Inspires W&J Student to Make A Difference

October 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)— When the global pandemic hit, and with immigration and the struggles those seeking asylum experience weighing heavy on her mind, Clara Sherwood ’22 found herself feeling restless with the tension. The globally minded Washington & Jefferson College junior wanted to find a way that she could contribute to easing those …  

Megan Barrett studies criminal justice systems in Ireland and America through Magellan Project

December 9, 2019
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 9, 2019) — Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) senior Megan Barrett ’20 combined her interests in mental health and criminal justice for a truly memorable Magellan Project. Megan spent four weeks in Ireland completing her project “The Criminal Justice System in Ireland v. America.” With a court system organized similarly to that …  

Apply for the Magellan Project 2020!

October 14, 2019

The Part 1 Magellan application is now available! The Magellan Application consists of two parts. The Part 1 application includes basic questions about your background and proposed project. This is just to give the us a general idea of your interest; nothing about Part I is binding. You are not locked into either the destination …  

Anja Popey ’22 investigates impact of cuisine on Italian culture through Magellan Project

September 24, 2019
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 24, 2019)—At Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), there’s so much to explore outside of your major, and there are plenty of opportunities to investigate all your passions—just ask Anja Popey ’22. The sophomore chemistry and economics major took advantage of W&J’s signature program, The Magellan Project, to learn more about culture and …  

Pinar Garbioglu ’22 investigates fairy tales and folk lore through Magellan Project

September 13, 2019
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An interest in folklore combined with classes at Washington & Jefferson College and the support of the Magellan Project led biochemistry major Pinar Garbioglu ’22 to the United Kingdom for an unforgettable trip.

Ben Heim ’21 uses Magellan Project to study stigma and its influence on mental health treatment

September 3, 2019
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As the national conversation shifts to include decreasing stigma about seeking mental health treatment, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) junior Ben Heim ’21 wants to understand the problem globally and learn to fight against it.

Brooke Shuck ’20 studies America’s national pastime in Japan

September 3, 2019
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We know we’re baseball fans at Washington & Jefferson College, with a men’s team went to the College World Series twice in the last three seasons and an equally skilled women’s softball team. But when senior Brooke Shuck ’20 decided to study our nation’s favorite pastime, she went overseas to do it

Spanish major Chynna Wilcox ’20 gets teaching experience in Peru

August 30, 2019
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An internship opportunity made possible by Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) gave Chynna Wilcox ’20 the chance to explore outside of her field of study.