Determined to find a challenging study away experience, Kendall Van Sistine ’16 spent a semester in Ho Chi Minh City.
Macalester After Dark
From Summit to St. Clair, the campus was jumping on a warm Friday February night.
How a grade school passion for Japanese led to an award-winning speech.
Special Visitor to Asian Languages and Cultures Class
Vice President Walter Mondale visited "Narratives of Alienation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film" taught by Arthur Mitchell.
A Macalester class spurred Grace Newton ’16 to ask new questions about being uprooted from her homeland.
There’s no better way to learn a foreign language than immersing yourself in it. Macalester’s six language houses make that possible.
Language of Adoption
Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.
Cerisa Obern ’13 arrived at Macalester already an aficionado of languages. Then she took beginning Chinese, and “I fell in love with the language,” she says. She’s been studying it ever since.
To prepare for working in the world’s most populated country, Sam Frost ’13 spent a semester speaking only Chinese.
Ten years ago, Macalester didn’t even teach Chinese. Now interest in the language has grown so much that this fall the college will open a Chinese language residence.
A Mac senior takes on the challenge of uncovering—and filming a documentary about—the hidden world of Chinese video games.
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