January and Summer Programs

There are some January off-campus study opportunities, and many, many in summer. Enrollment, credit, and financial aid are handled differently for these short-term options than for semester programs. 

January Programs

A few academic departments at Macalester -- Geology, Classics, occasionally Psychology and Educational Studies -- offer for-credit January courses abroad. Keep an eye out for them. Up to $500 in financial aid is available for students on Macalester January programs. Contact the organizing department for more information. 

There are also January programs run by other universities and organizations. Students arrange these independently and should check that program dates do not conflict with the Macalester academic calendar. If they wish to receive academic credit towards their Macalester degree, they should verify that the College will accept credit from their chosen program (contact the International Center or the Registrar for more information). 

Summer Programs

Summer programs exist in abundance, and vary greatly in terms of length, amount of academic credit offered, and cost. Students arrange summer off-campus study independently. If they wish to receive academic credit towards their Macalester degree, they should verify that the College will accept credit from their chosen program (contact the International Center or the Registrar for more information). Upon completion of a program, students may apply to the Registrar for transfer credit. Macalester financial aid is not available for summer programs. 

Look for summer programs

The below summer opportunities offer funding for admitted students (please verify that you meet eligibility criteria):