International Travel Project

several people stand under beautiful, large green leaves.

Study abroad trip to Costa Rica led by Prof. John Atkinson

Transform your international travel plans into a dynamic mentored project, earning digital badges, accessing the benefits of mentoring, and deepening your learning.

Project description

Do you have upcoming international travel plans, or have you recently returned from a trip abroad?  Why not transform your global experience into a mentored project, earning digital badges and deepening your learning toward exciting goals and opportunities?

Meet with an ELN staff member to discuss your interests related to your international travel. Students will need to find a faculty or staff mentor to support their project and guide their progress. 

Apply for project funds to support your efforts.

Project outcome

Students will discuss specific goals and outcomes with their mentor upon formalizing their specific projects. Outcomes will be customized based on the nature of travel, students' interests, and related opportunities for engagement.

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment Less than a semester
Start time Flexible (note funding deadlines)
Level of collaboration Flexible
Benefits Variable
Who is eligible Open
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
Truman and Fulbright Scholarships

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Truman Scholarship and the Fulbright Scholarship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Core partners

  • Office of Study Abroad
  • Other offices and programs (based on individual projects)

Project mentor

Mara Huber

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning, Director of

Experiential Learning Network

Phone: (716) 829-2834



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

  1. Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,
  2. Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,
  3. Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.

Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project:

  • Preparation will be discussed upon consultation with mentor and will align with the specific outcomes of the project.