Summer, Markim Hall

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 connects…

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 service to the community, 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, and community-based learning.

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, research, 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 oversees all aspects of the study away experience for interested students. This includes providing advising on program selection, facilitating application for approval, and preparing students for the experience. In addition, the staff provides support for students while they are away and upon their return to campus. The Center for Study Away also manages Macalester faculty-led 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 IGC works in intentional partnership with the Internship Program, the Department of Multicultural Life, and the Serie Center for Teaching.