Spending a term abroad confirmed for Stephanie Vilendrer ’13 her desire to be a doctor.
South Africa Adventures
Two Mac students had very different study abroad experiences in Cape Town last year.
Politics in Cameroon
Sasha Lansky ’14 (Amherst, Mass.) offerssome reflections on her experience meeting a Cameroonian political opposition candidate.
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."
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 writes about his study abroad in Budapest, where he worked on data mining and complex networks.
A semester doing post-genocide studies in Rwanda was a life-changing experience for April DeJarlais ’12.
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
Allison Gottwalt ’13 wanted to study in a Spanish-speaking country and advance her premed preparation. In Costa Rica, she did both—and had the time of her life.
Ezequiel Jimenez Martinez ’13 gained knowledge of global law during a semester in the Netherlands.
After spending two years in Swaziland before college, Rachel Mueller ‘13 was happy to return to Africa, where she devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.
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.
Butterflies and Balloons
Butterflies and balloons, monkeys and Machu Picchu—these are among the startling images captured by Macalester students who studied abroad last spring. Nearly 50 such photos were submitted to the Study Away Photo Contest, sponsored each semester by Campus Programs and the Library. Visitors to a November reception voted on winners in three categories—people, culture, and environment— and those winners are on display in Markim Hall until the next contest comes around.
Jesse Geary '12 studied abroad in Mongolia, spending several months living in a yurt and herding goats and yaks.
Mac DNA - Jamila Humphrie
Jamila Humphrie '11 was awarded a Fulbright grant to Brazil. Here, she talks about how her experiences at Macalester gave her that opportunity.
Jonathan Chen in Australia
I spent four months last spring studying in Sydney, Australia. I enrolled in the University of Sydney, which immersed me in Australian culture and the Australian “uni” (university) experience.
Kaitlyn Arctander in Russia
I spent the summer working as a volunteer at a children’s camp in the Russian countryside. I taught English classes and worked as a counselor at a camp called Computeria—a technology camp.
Allison Jacobel in New Zealand
Returning to New Zealand had been a dream of mine since I first fell in love with the country when I visited with my family in 1997. So when the opportunity presented itself for me to study abroad, the country was an obvious first choice. As a geology major with a minor in environmental studies, I knew New Zealand’s diverse landscapes would provide the perfect setting in which to continue my studies and indulge in my love of backpacking (or tramping as it’s called in NZ).
I spent four months studying with the Arcadia Center for East African Studies in Arusha, Tanzania
Notes From Nicaragua
Jennifer Wichmann '06 serves as an English teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps.