Life in the State Department
From South Korea to Pakistan, Isabelle Chan ’06 works to make the world a safer, more equitable place.
Internships in Global Issues
Mac students learn about international issues by partnering with local organizations.
Determined to find a challenging study away experience, Kendall Van Sistine ’16 spent a semester in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.
Intern at the Embassy
Jacob Phillips ’16 interned at the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C.
State Department Internship
Emily Muscat ’16 interned at the U.S. Department of State.
Why International Studies at Macalester?
The International Studies Department is Macalester’s core academic home for transnational study.
We run the oldest (since 1949), broadest, and deepest such program at any private liberal arts college in the world. Whereas “International Studies” at most schools means only that subset of political science called international relations, Macalester's International Studies draws ideas from across the spectrum: social sciences, humanities, sciences, and fine arts – with our own dedicated courses, taught by faculty trained in a number of disciplines, and a rich range of offerings beyond.
Combining a demanding overarching global perspective with language training, study abroad, and thematic, regional and disciplinary focuses, International Studies is useful preparation for virtually any endeavor. Our alumni go on to the strongest graduate and professional schools in the U.S. and abroad; government and international-organizations work; and directly into business, international development, global health and many other fields. The opportunities are broad; the boundaries all but nonexistent.