Macalester students represent by citizenship over 95 countries.
More than 60% of students study abroad for a semester or more, providing time for substantial experience and learning in another culture.
The Kofi Annan Institute for Global Studies advances scholarship and ethical action in our local, national, and international communities, in part through The Center for Study Away and The Civic Engagement Center.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students to live and thrive in a global society, including the requirement to fulfill at least one course devoted to studies of people and systems outside the U.S.
The United Nations flag has flown over campus since 1950, a symbol of Macalester's commitment to world peace and understanding.
Macalester's major events, including our graduation ceremony, end with a prayer for peace.
Four students recite the prayer in their native language, reminding us both of our diversity and our common humanity.