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"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad. Meet Grinnell in a minute and a half, then go deeper with our...

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Your Academic Adviser Since your program choice should be connected to your academic interests and four-year plan, you should start by talking with your academic adviser. Your adviser can help you decide whether studying off campus would be beneficial and may have suggestions...
The OCS Application will become electronic and available online during the Fall 2016 semester. The following are forms and links from the prior application cycle held Fall 2015. OCS Application and Instructions Waiver Form Only: One-Semester Program Waiver Form Only: Two-...
Austria: IES - Vienna - Music The IES Vienna Program is especially recommended for music performance majors and talented instrumentalists and vocalists who have taken at least two semesters of college-level German. Music students may audition for master classes and individual...
Australia Melbourne - University of Melbourne University of Melbourne, Australia - Arcadia University College of Global Studies Why study at the University of Melbourne?     Top-twenty world ranking in one of Australia’s largest and most diverse cities     Opportunity for study...
Belgium: Leuven - Program in European Culture and Society Primarily for philosophy students or those who wish to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, the Program in European Culture and Society operates in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy at the...
What is Off-Campus Study? Each year, Grinnell students are accepted into a wide range of off-campus study programs both abroad and elsewhere in the United States. They study abroad throughout the world: Asia, Australia, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and various...
In Grinnell For general inquiries about the Grinnell-in-London program, please contact the Associate Director of Off-Campus Study Jonathan Larson. Jonathan Larson, Ph.D. Grinnell-in-London Program Coordinator Grinnell College 1205 Park Street, Room 107 Grinnell, IA 50112 641-269...
India: Delhi - IES Institute for the International Education of Students in Delhi, India focuses on contemporary India in its cultural and historical context and offering an extremely wide  range of possible coursework, including university courses with Indian students....
People's Republic of China Beijing - China Studies Institute Beijing – China Studies Institute Why study at the China Studies Institute in Beijing? Selective academic program with wide range of courses taught in English and moderately intensive study of Chinese enforced by a...
Multiple Countries Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo – Belgrade - Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans (SIT) SIT Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans: Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo Why study in Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo with SIT? Learn about peacebuilding and post-conflict...
Grinnell-in-London currently offers up to fifteen slots for internships, up to three in the British parliament and up to twelve at-large. Because the number of students in our program who can serve as interns is regulated by the UK Border Agency, selection of students for...
Argentina Buenos Aires - Council on International Educational Exchange Council on International Educational Exchange: Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires Why study in Buenos Aires? one of Latin America’s more important economies and democracies in a global city with a rich history of...
Egypt Cairo - American University in Cairo American University In Cairo Why study in Egypt? Oldest and most populous Arab nation in the Middle East Intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic Comprehensive university with courses available in all...
United States Atlanta - Morehouse College Morehouse College is the nation's only historically black, all-male, four-year, liberal arts college, founded in 1867. The college's mission is to provide a comprehensive academic, social and spiritual experience that prepares its...
Oceans and Seas – Various locations – Sea Education Association (SEA) SEA Semester: Environmental Studies in Woods Hole & at Sea Why choose SEA Semester? Explore the largest unexplored area on Earth, the global ocean, on the leading undergraduate program in marine...
Nearly 60 percent of Grinnell students spend a semester or year on a wide range of carefully selected offcampus study programs in the U.S. and abroad. Whatever your interests, you can broaden and deepen your education by using Grinnell as your portal to the world. Grinnell...
Individual Financial Aid Counseling If you are interested in how your off-campus study choices will impact your financial aid or your out-of-pocket cost, you may use the calculator below or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid  to schedule an individual appointment....
South Africa: Cape Town - Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Why study in South Africa? opportunity to live in a highly diverse African nation undergoing profound social and economic changes while studying in a city faced with extremes of wealth and...
Programs Map Regions Africa - Sub-saharan Asia - East Asia - South Australia and New Zealand Europe Latin America and the Caribbean Middle East and North Africa North America Oceans and Seas  
*/ The programs below have been identified as particularly suited to the study of the following set of academic themes. These themes cut across academic majors and represent interests that second-year students have often articulated in OCS advising meetings if they have not...
*/ India Madurai - South India Term Abroad (SITA) South India Term Abroad (SITA) Why study in Madurai, India? Center of Hindu and Tamil culture in ancient temple city Intensive study of Tamil language and culture Learn theory and practice of ethnography through field...
In addition to the unique opportunities available for internships and valuable learning about Washington that can take place through the Grinnell faculty director’s signature course and our local instructor’s policy course, Grinnell-in-Washington offers Grinnell students...
Step One Obtain approval to apply to your first- or second-choice program. Due: Monday, December 9, 2016. Approval notification: February 24, 2017 The new online application process will open during Fall Break on October 14, 2016.  More information on step one: Read the...

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During the first-day orientation for Grinnell-in-London (GIL), one of the College’s oldest off-campus study programs, we received an exciting list of fieldtrips. In addition to GIL’s fabulous main dish of courses and internships, fieldtrips are the delicious dessert. Designed as...
Studying abroad is not only for Grinnell foreign language majors. Just ask Vilma Castaneda ’14, a Sociology and Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies double-major from Washington, D.C., who studied in the Grinnell-in-London program in fall 2012. She loved London so much, she...
Off-campus study (OCS) is a major part of the Grinnell experience, in part because so many students — nearly 60 percent — spend at least one semester away from campus. That was one of the reasons Florian Perret ’15 chose Grinnell. “I have this wanderlust,” he says. “I wanted to...
Video of Caleigh and the Syed FamilyCaleigh Ryan ‘17, an English major, spent her fall off campus in Madurai, India on the South India Term Abroad (SITA) program. In this video from SITA, Caleigh and the Syed family discuss the bonds and memories they formed with a home stay...
Taylor Watts ’16 had never danced before taking a salsa lesson during her New Student Orientation. She discovered she loved dance. Her passion for French goes back a little further, to her sophomore year in high school. Watts is combining both passions in a Mentored Advanced...
Josie Bircher ’16 came to Grinnell undecided about what field she was going to pursue. That has turned to inspired certainty, and she credits Grinnell’s individually advised curriculum with helping her chart her course. A First-Year Tutorial is the only required class at...
"Grinnell put us together. This is the meeting place," says Serbian Kristina Duric '13. She and Californian Cynthia Amezcua '14 talk about international friendships, the global Grinnell family, and living abroad.
Life-changing experiences await Grinnellians who study abroad or off-campus—made possible through a wealth of fellowships, internships, and programs.   So what is it like to study abroad? How does what you learn — in diverse cultures thousands of miles away — affect you and...
  Two Grinnell College students are pursuing long-standing passions while studying abroad, thanks to scholarships from the Gilman Foundation. Rachel Van Court ’15 … has been active in sustainability issues, volunteering for Oxfam, coordinating the College’s Food House and the...
  Jennifer Dong '17 blogs about her off campus study experience in Taking on All Deck & Lab Responsibilities and the Pros/Cons of Life on Board on the SEA Semester program. Students are engaged in biological research while on board.
Six Grinnell College students in the class of 2017 have received federally funded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad during the 2015 fall semester or the 2016 spring semester. Winners were chosen from a group of approximately 1,600...
Carmen Nelsen ’14 and Jeremy Wiles ’15 joined sixteen other students to share their experiences studying off-campus, and how important off-campus study is to them. At the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s (ACM) sixth annual Student Symposium, the students gave individual...
Two Grinnell College students will have an opportunity to pursue longstanding interests while studying abroad, thanks to scholarships from the Gilman Foundation. Jordan Meyers '15  Meyers, a third year from McMinnville, Ore., is spending summer and fall at Beijing Foreign...

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Over 50 percent of each graduating class of Grinnell students participates in off-campus study. Whatever your interests, you can deepen and expand your education by studying in a variety of countries, including our program in England, Grinnell-in-London, or U.S. locations, such...