Experiential Learning Community

At Grinnell, you’ll learn a lot outside the classroom. Explore our thriving small town, collaborate with upwards of 80 local civic and service organizations, and experience the ins and outs of Iowa life.

Farmers markets? Check. Presidential caucuses? Also check.

Want to do some good while you learn? Many classes provide that option.

  • Intern at a women’s shelter for an upper-level sociology class
  • Enroll in an anthropology course and help unearth a 100-year old rock with a colorful history
  • Visit local farms to collect and analyze soil samples with a biology class