Nearly 60 percent of Macalester students participate in study away programs. Our staff is available to help you select the best program for your educational goals. We strive to ensure that study away experiences reflect the core values of Macalester — scholarship, internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.


Applications are open to apply for study away in either semester of the 2022-2023 academic year. The deadline for submitting applications is December 6, 2021. To apply, follow the steps below: 

  • Watch First Steps Info Session recording and follow instructions throughout
  • Fill out an advising application
  • Meet with Study Away Advisor
  • Request to open study away application
  • Complete application by December 6, 2021
    • 90

      Approved programs on six continents.

    • 76

      Percentage of students for whom financial aid applies to their study away program.

    • 29

      Percentage of students who conduct research while away.

    • 74

      Percentage of students who are immersed in a language other than their own.