The Center helps Grinnell students and faculty travel to places both within and outside the United States, to gather and share knowledge that will contribute to the international dimension of teaching, learning, and living in Grinnell.
Students can participate in an off-campus study program (also known as “study abroad”) for a semester or a full academic year—in any part of the world. Students can also do summer internships abroad. Some students also do advanced research at an international location, through the Mentored Advanced Project program.
Faculty can spend a semester teaching on a Grinnell program in London or Washington, DC, or in Botswana, India, Italy, Japan and Tanzania through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Faculty can also travel to off-campus study sites to familiarize themselves with a specific program and become an on-campus adviser for it. The Center can also nominate Grinnell faculty to participate in faculty development workshops organized by the off-campus study organizations CIEE and IES.
The Center sponsors a biannual Faculty Development Seminar that allows faculty to travel to a site outside of the United States and work with local experts to gain knowledge that they will incorporate into their teaching.
Do you want to go somewhere and you can’t figure out what it takes to get there? Just contact David Harrison, Director of the Center, to help you work through your plan.