The Magellan Exchange
We are a non-profit consortium of universities worldwide. We facilitate study abroad programs for students around the world, in addition to short-term faculty exchanges.
We offer affordable opportunities for complete immersion in another culture...opportunities that foster personal, academic and professional growth.
Our goal is to entice students from our member schools to spend a semester (or summer or academic year) abroad, taking classes, learning about another culture, and making new friends from around the world.
University students (approximately 19-23 years old) from around the world are our primary target, but we also need a design that will appeal to university faculty and staff, too.
We have a new logo and need a new website design to match!
We do not want a "cookie cutter" website and are open to your creativity. We prefer something a little more interesting than the standard square menu style along the side and/or top, for example.
The goal with our new logo was simple/abstract expressionism. We have attached the new logo in several different file formats. Please note we have two versions of the logo (disregard the background color...the square is not part of the design!)....feel free to use either version of the logo depending on your overall design.
We have also attached our site map.
Key words: international audience, global understanding, public diplomacy, exploration
Mission Statement: Providing opportunities for students and faculty to have an affordable, educational and cultural immersion experience.
HOME PAGE (PAGE 1):
--Main Menu: Students, Coordinators, Faculty, Institutions
--Secondary Menu: Login, Contact, Directory, Mission, About
--Incorporate Facebook/Twitter icons
--Optional - If you choose to incorporate the actual mission statement in your home page design, you can eliminate "Mission" from the secondary menu.
INTERIOR PAGE TEMPLATE (PAGE 2):
--Show the main menu and secondary menu (as listed above for the home page)
--Each button in the main menu has a sub-menu (see attached site map). We would like the sub-menu to appear if someone hovers over the menu button. (For example, if they hover over "Students," the sub-menu of Explore, Apply, Pre-Departure, etc. will appear.)
--Each interior page will include the menus and text. Some pages may include a photo(s) with the text.
--Note - Please show us what your design looks like with and without the submenu showing.
Optional - If you want to incorporate space (on the home page, for example) for a student testimonial in your design, here is a sample you can use:
"I think my exchange can be summed up in just one word: awesome! - Anke, The Netherlands"