Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Making an Impact
Macalester was named No. 2 by Princeton Review for graduating students who make a difference.
Peace Corps Producer
For the third year in a row, Macalester is a top sender of Peace Corps volunteers.
Excavating Community Knowledge
An educational studies professor empowers young people of color by making them researchers.
Sustainability for Global Citizenship
Students combined class time with a paid summer practicum as teams developed sustainability projects with community organizations.
Mariah Carray ’16 traveled to Ghana to help develop social protection programs for tuberculosis patients.
Ruthanne Kurth-Schai explains the difficulties of creating educational equity—the topic of this year's 22nd Annual International Roundtable.
Interlude in Ecuador
Nathan Are ‘16 immersed himself in the language and culture of Ecuador during a community internship there.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
Nathaniel Williams wanted to study in a country beyond his comfort zone. His choice: Mongolia.
Student photos from study away.
Macalester professors also benefit from study abroad programs.
Live It! Fund project inspires conversations between Chilean elders and grandchildren.
Media and Morocco
Two study away returnees reflect on their experience six months later.
21st annual Macalester International Roundtable focuses on human migration.
A semester abroad in Tanzania inspired Michelle Einstein ’14 to explore the global used-clothing industry.
Kids Books, Bolivian Style
Kyle Coombs ’14 spent his study abroad semester compiling a trilingual children’s book.
Global Citizens 2014
Three students share Mac’s Global Citizenship Student Award. Building on their Chuck Green fellowship experience, Zack Avre '14 and Jocelyne Cardona '14 emerged as campus leaders and were two of the recipients.
Justine Decker ’14 shares her experience in Llano Bonito, Costa Rica, where she built an organic greenhouse with medicinal plants.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
Computer Science Aids WHO
Computer science students design website to support research on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Uganda, India, Argentina—Mac’s public health students traverse the globe for their research.
The Network Works
Knowledge. Experience. Networking. Of these valuable components of a Macalester education, networking may be the most nebulous. Here’s an example.
In the City
Community-based learning is part of a growing number of Macalester classes.
Rachel Swanson ’15 did an internship 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, using skills learned from Ethnographic Interviewing.
Learning from Cuba
Nadejda Orlowski ’14 found there is much to learn from this island nation.
Buddhism in India
Two Mac seniors spent the summer in Dharamsala—and met the Dalai Lama.
United Nations Intern
After sending an email to a Macalester alumnus she’d never met, Jolena Zabel ’16 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., interning with the United Nations Population Fund.
South Africa Sojourn
A semester in Cape Town led Stephen Peyton ’13 to important research—and his life’s work.
Why Global Health Matters
Christy Hanson, dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship, explains why global health matters.
Spiritual Meets Medical
An interest in Islam led Marni Schreiber ’14 to a project helping hospitals meet the needs of diverse populations.
Boren Scholar to Morocco
David Goldstein ’16 went to Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to intensively study Arabic.
New in India
The adventure of a lifetime was in store for Emma van Emmerik ’14 during her semester in Pune.
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.
Kwame Gayle ’11 Heads to Botswana as Princeton in Africa Fellow.
Microsoft, Hearst Publishing, United Nations…
When Erin Bortz ‘14 studied in New Zealand, she joined volunteer efforts to help a community still recovering from earthquakes.
Thanks to his Serbian language skills, Petar Petrovic ’14 was able to combine study abroad with an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
Guest Lecture: Fred Swaniker '99
Fred Swaniker '99, Mac alum and founder of the African Leadership Academy, delivered the Keynote Address of the Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference.
In Search of Mermaids
Scuba diving and working with local environmentalists, two Live It Fund recipients seek to protect Sri Lanka’s unique environment in the face of development.
Global citizenship on two wheels
This year’s Live It grants take students into neighborhoods ranging from the Twin Cities to Ghana, all in the name of putting global citizenship into action.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Macalester has commissioned Ta-Coumba to create a campus inspired mural of global citizenship on the third floor of Markim Hall.