The Institute for Global Citizenship fosters global citizenship by advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action in our local, national, and international communities.

A unique feature of Macalester College, the Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) houses diverse programs that connect rigorous academics with hands-on experience and exploration outside the classroom. From the annual International Roundtable to internships, study away, and civic engagement, our programs unite students, faculty, and community partners toward the common purpose of advancing scholarship, reflection, and ethical action. More



For the next three years, funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Macalester’s Institute for Global Citizenship (IGC) will expand the number of FACT awards by funding an additional 3-6 courses (6-12 faculty) per year.  Specifically, the IGC’s Renewed Purpose award includes support for the development and team-teaching of novel courses that investigate diversity, from a national or international perspective, or both. As a result, these efforts will expand the offerings for students to complete the U.S. Identities and Differences (USID) or Internationalism general education requirements. The deadline for applications was October 30, 2017. Please contact Donna Maeda if you have further questions.


Davis Projects for Peace

Spend the summer of 2018 carrying out a grass-roots project for peace, anywhere in the world, with the help of a $10,000 grant from the Davis Projects for Peace initiative. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00AM. Details and Application Information

2018 Global Citizenship Student Award

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Global Citizenship Student Award – In these challenging times, it is vital we remember that Macalester champions the development of young people who are thoughtful, passionate, and engaged citizens of this world.  Nominations are now being accepted from faculty and staff for the 2017 Global Citizenship Student Award, presented annually by Macalester College to the graduating seniors who best demonstrate a commitment to the ideals and practice of internationalism, multiculturalism, civic engagement, and high academic performance,.  We strongly encourage nominations from the Humanities, Sciences, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. Although the final deadline for nominations is February 28, 2018, you may submit yours soon to allow the student time over the winter break to develop an applicant file. Seniors interested in being considered for this award may discuss the possibility of a nomination with a faculty or staff person. Click here for more info, or contact Matthew Katsaros at x6382,


Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – Noon