International Travel Project

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

Do you have plans to engage in a study abroad course, or have recently returned from an international experience? Or perhaps you are interested in immersing yourself remotely in a new geography or culture. 

Project description

We invite you to explore and leverage international travel (either in-person or remotely) via a mentored project.

Meet with an ELN staff member to discuss your specific interests related to international travel and design a project that will deepen your learning while connecting with academic and professional goals.

Project funding can be accessed for subsequent travel or project-related expenses.

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
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, Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning; Director, Experiential Learning Network

24 Capen Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2834


Start the project

To apply for one of the limited spaces, send an interest email to with the following information and one of our staff will respond with more information via email :  

  • Share relevant background information about yourself and why you are interested in a global project.
  • Review the list of current global partnerships, list the three you are most interested in working with and explain why for each.
  • Explain what you hope to contribute to and gain from a global project.

Note that global partners rely on the contributions associated with ELN student projects and commit their limited time and resources to working with students. Accordingly, different projects will require varying amounts of time and strong commitment and follow through.  

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.