Three out of five Mac students study abroad

Study abroad at Macalester College means both high academic performance and an acute awareness of diversity that is uniquely fostered by international experience. It enhances education in the liberal arts by engaging well prepared students in rigorous and stimulating learning experiences in a variety of countries outside the United States.

Study abroad enables students to encounter foreign cultures through contact with faculty, students and the general public of the host country, and, in societies where the native language is not English, provides them with a useful and consciousness-expanding proficiency in a second language.

  • 90+

    The number of study abroad approved programs on six continents.

  • 54

    The number of countries where students studied abroad last year, 2015-16.

  • 15

    The number of weeks most students study away during a semester.

  • 60

    The percentage of students who study away for a semester.