Farming and Peace Building
During a semester spent at an Israeli institute, one Mac student learned about the challenges of both desert food production and Middle East peace building.
Zinc Roofs and Latrines
Three students worked with villagers in Sierra Leone to build latrines and waterproof roofs, supported by a Davis Projects for Peace grant.
When Erin Bortz ‘14 studied in New Zealand, she joined volunteer efforts to help a community still recovering from earthquakes.
A few images from the 2013 Study Away Photo Contest.
When Mark Thomson studied at Oxford University, he expected hints of Hogwarts. But he never anticipated how much he’d accomplish there.
Physics major Chris Krapu ’13 was Mac’s first student to study in Singapore through a new exchange program.
Studying in Siberia
While studying in Siberia, Ingrid Korsgard ’13 combined her interests in health and environmental studies with her passion for Russia.
Art in Russia
Jacob Rath '13 explores art in Russia during a summer study abroad opportunity.
Media in Morocco
John “Tanur” Badgley ’14 spent a semester in Morocco studying journalism.
Making Music in London
While studying at King’s College London, Sam Tygiel ’13 visited ancient churches, immersed himself in the arts scene, and composed new music.
Two Views of Cambodia
It was a richer experience when students and faculty from religious studies and economics studied together in the kingdom of Cambodia.
Erin Schultz '14 spent a semester sailing in the Caribbean.
Delia Sie '13
An English major sets out to better understand Chinese culture during study abroad in Kunming.
Spending a term abroad confirmed for Stephanie Vilendrer ’13 her desire to be a doctor. more
South Africa Adventures
Two Mac students had very different study abroad experiences in Cape Town last year.
To prepare for working in the world’s most populated country, Sam Frost ’13 spent a semester speaking only Chinese.
Politics in Cameroon
Sasha Lansky ’14 (Amherst, Mass.) offers some reflections on her experience meeting a Cameroonian political opposition candidate with classmate Mackey Borg '14 (Honolulu, Hawaii).
Music in Milan
Nicole Depolo '13 says, "Studying abroad makes you step out of yourself and your place of origin to better understand all that you previously failed to question."
Sing Protest, Sing Peace
Emma WestRasmus ’13 found that Peru was the perfect place to learn about community health and gender issues while improving her Spanish.
In a London study abroad program, Graham Brown ’12 got an eye-opening look at how medicine works in the United Kingdom.
Obesity in Costa Rica
Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.
Data Mining in Budapest
Jacob Stein '13, computer science and physics major, didn't think he'd have time to study abroad; then he learned about the AIT-Budapest program.
A semester doing post-genocide studies in Rwanda was a life-changing experience for April DeJarlais ’12.
2011 Study Abroad Photo Contest
Macalester students see a lot of the world when they study abroad. Here are some of the entries from the 2011-2012 school year.
Finding it hard to pick one study abroad spot, Sarah Krumholz ’13 opted instead to circle the globe, city by city.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Costa Rican Medical Odyssey
Premed student Allison Gottwalt ’13 didn’t just study in Costa Rica. She researched topics from medicinal plants to controlling dengue—with her 22 new best friends.
Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13 gained plenty of knowledge of global law during a semester in the Netherlands.
Rachel Mueller ‘13 devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.
Back to Germany
After graduation last May, Carl Skarbek ’11 took his lab and classroom experiences straight to Germany.
Migrant Parent Workers
In Bolivia, Erica Martinez ’12 studied what happens to kids left behind by migrant worker parents.
Arab Spring Break
Jordan was quieter than most of the Middle East last spring, but life there was still an eye-opener for Sidney Ainkorn ’12.
Mo'rocking the Suburbs
Tyler Martinson ’12 studied medical care in Morocco while immersing himself in its many cultures and languages.
Springtime in Paris
While studying abroad in the City of Light, Kerry Alexander ’12 learned as much from her job as from her books.
Jesse Geary '12 studied abroad in Mongolia, spending several months living in a yurt and herding goats and yaks.
Study Abroad 2011
Three out of five Mac students study abroad.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Two Sides of Cape Town
"What struck me most wasn’t really the difference in wealth or race, but the surprising cultural shift in community on the other side." —Will Chilton ’11 more
Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie
Jamila Humphrie '11 (Seattle, Wash.) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. more
Krista Moore '10 worked for former President Jimmy Carter and is now attending graduate school in France.
Jamila Humphrie Receives Fulbright Award to Brazil
Jamila Humphrie, of Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Brazil. Humphrie will graduate at Macalester College’s 122nd commencement on May 14, 2011.
What's Your Favorite Mac Tradition?
Collin Calvert '13 hits the Macalester 'streets' to ask students, 'Who is your favorite professor?'
Emma Locatelli '11 spent a semester studying geology and music in Cork, Ireland. She is now at Yale University, pursuing a PhD in geology.
The new community and global health concentration is fast becoming popular with students. So is taking a term abroad to further explore that subject. Here are the stories of three students who did. more
Jonathan Chen in Australia
Jonathen Chen '11 studied Australian foreign policy in Australia. Read the article