Study Abroad

Three out of five Mac students study abroad.

Study abroad at Macalester College means both high academic performance and an acute awareness of diversity that is uniquely fostered by international experience. It enhances education in the liberal arts by engaging well prepared students in rigorous and stimulating learning experiences in a variety of countries outside the United States.

Study abroad enables students to encounter foreign cultures through contact with faculty, students and the general public of the host country, and, in societies where the native language is not English, provides them with a useful and consciousness-expanding proficiency in a second language.

  • 170

    The number of study abroad programs students attended.

  • 55

    Last year Mac students went to 55 countries.

  • 6

    The number of continents where students studied last year.

  • 60%

    Students who study abroad for 12 weeks or more