The purpose of the application process is to support you in identifying a study away program that aligns with your aspirations for study away. A strong application demonstrates that the program you have selected provides coursework and other learning opportunities that facilitate your learning and personal growth.

Applications are reviewed by The Study Away Review Committee (SARC), which is composed of three voting members: the Associate Provost, the registrar, and a faculty member from the Educational Policy and Governance Committee (EPAG). The director of the Center for Study Away chairs SARC meetings. SARC reviews the applications on behalf of EPAG.

You should be aware that applying to a program on the Macalester Study Away Approved Programs List does not ensure approval by SARC. The committee reviews applications using established criteria and checks that you meet the eligibility requirements for the program for which you are seeking approval.