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Global Learning Program

The Global Learning Program has been made possible thanks to the generous support from Susie McCurry ’71 and the Roland and Ruby Holden Foundation.

First-year students selected to participate in the program will take a team-taught, interdisciplinary, semester-long course that investigates a theme with a global dimension. During a period of academic recess, the class will travel as a cohort for 3-4 weeks to two or more locations, allowing students to gain a better understanding of a place outside of their home country as well as a more in-depth view of the global impact on the course theme.

Learn more information about the Global Learning Program Tutorials (login required).

Lan-Chang Fellowship

The purpose and spirit of the Lan-Chang Fellowships — in memory of Chien-Wei Lan and Sing-Chen Chang — is to promote cultural understanding of mainland China through students undertaking projects in China and the sharing of these project experiences upon their return to the Grinnell College campus. Learn more about the Lan-Chang fellowship (login required).

Mentored Advanced Projects (MAPs)

Certain students pursuing a Mentored Advanced Project (MAP) can apply for funds to conduct research at an international location.

Off-Campus Study

International study is an integral element of a Grinnell College education. For more information about individual programs, visit the Office of Off-Campus Study.


Through the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, students can apply for internships and search for post-graduate job and internship opportunities in international locations.