Center for Study Away

Nearly 60 percent of Macalester students participate in study away programs. Our staff is available to help you select the best program for your educational goals. We strive to ensure that study away experiences reflect the core values of Macalester -- scholarship, internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.


  • From now to August 2016: 
  • Starting in September 2016: 
    • Attend a First Steps Session
    • Fill out an Advising Application

Apply by Early December 2016

The deadline for submitting applications for study away in either semester of the 2017-2018 academic year will be December 2, 2016. Applications open in early September, 2016.

  • 90

    Approved programs on six continents.

  • 76%

    Percentage of students for whom financial aid applies to their study away program.

  • 29%

    Percentage of students who conduct research while away.

  • 74%

    Percentage of students who are immersed in a language other than their own.