IGC mission statement…

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

The IGC serves…

Students through civic leadership programs, social entrepreneurship grants, global citizenship discussions, and opportunities for reflection on personal discernment of values and vocation. We offer opportunities for  internships, off-campus employment, service, community-based learning and research opportunities. Options abroad include study away programs, internships, research collaborations and civic engagement.

Faculty and Staff by supporting community-based learning courses, hosting the Urban Faculty Colloquium, hosting faculty reading groups and faculty learning communities, organizing Faculty Development International Seminars, managing an Urban Resource library and providing curriculum and pedagogical development opportunities around internationalism and multiculturalism.

Community by connecting organizations with college partners for mutual goals, bringing guests to campus for public events, and meeting community-defined needs through course integrated community-based learning, internships and service.

Offices of the IGC

  • The Dean’s Office promotes Markim Hall as a hub for global citizenship on campus, including sponsoring the annual Global Citizenship student award, the Equity, Justice, and Difference at Home and Abroad series and the Davis Projects for Peace, as well as hosting the annual International Roundtable and collaborating with the American Studies Department on its annual conference.
  • The Center for Study Away administers study away, Macalester-sponsored international programs and exchange programs.
  • The Civic Engagement Center connects members of the Macalester community with community-based initiatives, supports student civic leadership programs, and offers programs which encourage and teach deep reflection on one’s commitments and actions.
  • The Internship Office collaborates with faculty to develop and administer credit-bearing off-campus learning/work experiences that enhance academic studies, professional skills and career awareness.