International Students

Macalester College values the contributions international students make to the academic and social experience on campus and work to create an intellectually and culturally supportive environment among students, faculty and staff for students from within and outside U.S. boundaries. College faculty, staff, and students work to integrate international students into all aspects of college life, helping them participate in and contribute to Macalester’s high quality liberal arts education, and assisting them to apply their learning to their own lives and cultural contexts. The International Student Programs Office staff, in particular, prioritize their work toward this end. The International Student Programs Office carries out the U.S. government-mandated functions that allow Macalester to issue documents for international students to attend the College. This function includes assisting international students in maintaining their legal status and access to resources and opportunities allowed by U.S. law. For more information visit the International Student Program website at