International Student Affairs (OISA)


Associate Dean and Director of International Student Affairs
OISA Student Liaison
Academic and International Advisor
International Student and Scholar Advisor

International and global-nomad students compose a vibrant presence at Grinnell. Through the International Pre-Orientation Program, an active Host Family Friendship 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.