International Student Affairs (OISA)

International and global-nomad students compose a vibrant presence at Grinnell. Through the International Pre-Orientation Program, an active Friends of International Students program, and continued relationship building, the Office of International Student Affairs helps students from abroad feel at home in Grinnell.  Ongoing cultural programming, immigration compliance and advising, and academic and social support or referrals help international Grinnellians make the most of their educational experience.


Many Grinnellians travel for Thanksgiving; hundreds choose to celebrate it here. Those who stay enjoy many festive options.

International students follow decades of tradition, both at home and at the College, to offer this year’s ISO Food Bazaar.