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The Office of Off-Campus Study works with students and faculty to identify and promote programs that support the educational goals of Grinnell College. Transfer of Academic Credit from OCS programs Academic credit for most courses from a program approved for a student by...
Advising Students typically focus their explorations of programs in the fall semester of their second or third year. A student might start in their first year, but the experience of a full academic year at Grinnell, and the opportunity to reflect during the summer between the...
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 New Zealand Australia Queensland - Tropical Rainforest Studies - School for Field Studies (SFS) Queensland – Tropical Rainforest Studies – School for Field Studies (SFS)   Why study on the SFS program in Australia?     Field studies in the Daintree Rainforest, home to...
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 Republic of China South Korea Japan 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...
Multiple Countries Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark England France Germany Greece Hungary Italy Netherlands Poland Russia Spain Sweden Multiple Countries Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo – Belgrade - Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans (SIT) SIT Peace and Conflict...
A hallmark of the Grinnell-in-London program is that courses are carefully planned to take regular advantage of London, and occasionally the surrounding region, as a classroom. The program typically offers a variety of field trips, both in and around London, as well as elsewhere...
BIO 295: Blue Genes: How Modern Genetics Has Changed our View of Humanity (Vida Praitis), 4 credits, prerequisites: none. Enrollment cap: 15. Counts for Biology major advanced elective credit. Course Description: The United Kingdom has been an epicenter of modern genetics...
Tim Arner and Vida Praitis will be the guest Grinnell faculty at Grinnell-in-London for fall 2016. Tim Arner, Associate Professor Grinnell-in-London is going to be transformative for both the students and the professors. In my courses on The Arthurian Legend and London...
Grinnell-in-London offers students and faculty who teach on the program the opportunity to learn as a community about this dynamic place, its history, and its people through a careful selection of courses, opportunities for cultural integration, and co-curricular activities....
Grinnell-in-London offers students and faculty who teach on the program the opportunity to learn as a community about this dynamic place, its history, and its people through a careful selection of courses, opportunities for cultural integration, and co-curricular activities....
All Grinnell-in-London students choose only one track; either an internship or a course at Queen Mary, University of London. Internship The internship track is limited to 15 students total. SST 195: Parliament Internship (4 cr., limited to 3 students) SST 295: Internship (4 cr...
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 The Turks and Caicos Islands Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Mexico 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...
*/ Israel Jordan Morocco Turkey Israel Jerusalem - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IFSA-Butler) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Why study in Israel? Israel’s oldest and most prestigious university Hebrew and Arabic language immersion programs Special program in Middle...
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...
*/  These themes cut across academic majors and represent interests that second-year students have often articulated in OCS advising meetings. Arts, Media, and Music Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Global Economics and Regional Development Global Health Human Ecology,...
*/ 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 15, 2017 The new online application process will open during fall break on October 14, 2016.  Notifications of approval will be sent on...

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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...
Given that over 60 percent of Grinnell’s students participate in study-abroad programs, it’s no wonder Grinnell has a reputation for being globally focused. Not only is off-campus study an awesome opportunity to expand your international education, it’s also an unforgettable...
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.
Grinnell is partnering with Queen Mary because of the reputation of its teaching and campus life, as well as the different perspective on London and the UK that students gain from Queen Mary’s location in London’s East End. Alex Odom ’16 shared highlights of her experience at...
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 semester- or year-long off-campus study. Whatever your interests, Grinnell features a dynamic set of programs that complement and extend its strengths in a liberal arts education into other global...