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 is Monday, October 30 at 5:00PM. Please complete the Google Form Application


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

Live it Dream it Fund - The Live it Dream it Fund funds students who identify an opportunity or problem and propose an innovative solutions. We are looking for your creativity and innovation in solving emerging or prevailing problems. The Live it Dream it program provides funding for entrepreneurial projects with awards ranging from $500-$2000 in J-Term. The deadline for applications for J-term is Sunday, November 12 at 11:59PM. For more information, please visit the Live it Fund web page.  

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