Study Abroad Programs

One of the most profound educational experiences Macalester offers is the opportunity to participate in off-campus study programs. Whether studying abroad or elsewhere in the U.S., students can learn first hand about the world beyond campus through immersion in a different setting, language, culture and socio-economic context. Off campus study often encourages learning through new ways of thinking and acting and provides a unique opportunity to discover the relationship between academic study and the world outside of the academy.

Macalester recommends off-campus study for one semester, but participation in academic year, summer or January programs, subject to the criteria outlined in the Macalester Off-Campus Study Handbook (available from the International Center), is also possible. There is a single deadline for fall and spring study away approval for the academic year. The staff in the International Center will assist students in selecting programs and understanding the application process.