Academic Integration

International Center
Markim Hall, Second Floor
651-696-6129 fax

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Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-noon


Taken by Rob Jentsch '10 during his study abroad in Morrocco

We aim for off-campus study to build upon and enhance students' prior work at Macalester, then enliven what follows. Academic integration of this kind is the result of broad collaboration: students, faculty, academic departments and International Center staff.

Students: Think ahead, plan your off-campus study semester not as a separate thing but as part of your entire liberal arts curriculum. Discuss your plans and ideas with faculty and the International Center.

Faculty: Professors can be crucial in helping students see how off-campus study can be used to their advantage, such as for capstones and honors projects. They can also help students use coursework done before they leave to prepare for their experiences abroad.

Academic departments: Quite a few of departments hold forums and other events to showcase what students have done abroad. Eleven departments require off-campus study for completion of a major. Departments also recommend certain programs for students in their major. To filter programs by recommending department, do an Advanced Search and select a major in the "Recommended by" box. 

International Center: Come here for advising. The online application process requires you to look ahead. We also organize forums and lunches for returnees, and we invite returnees to share their experiences with prospective students before they study off-campus.