To be eligible for study away you must:

  • Attend Macalester mandatory pre-departure orientation program.
  • Be enrolled at Macalester the semester preceding your semester of study away.
  • Be current in your Macalester Student Account.
  • Have appropriate academic standing and conduct status with the college (see full policy below).

First-year students, first-semester sophomores, and junior transfer students

First-year students, first-semester sophomores, and transfer students who enter as juniors may not participate in study away programs (except January, summer, and special Macalester-organized programs).

Leave of absence

If you take a leave of absence from Macalester to study away independently, you cannot receive Macalester credit or financial aid for the experience.

International Students

All international students are eligible to apply for study away. If you are an international student interested in studying away, please be sure to consult the International Student section under Costs and Financial Aid to understand the rules about how financial aid will work for you.