The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) supports the educational experience of international and global nomad students and scholars, and collaborates with partners on campus and off to advance awareness of global perspectives.
Student Affairs, JRC 3rd Floor
Open Monday - Friday, 8am-12pm, & 1pm-5pm
Walk-In service between 3pm-4:40pm
For appointments, call 641-269-3703 or email.
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Assist and advocate for international and global nomad students as they transition to life and learning at Grinnell College and in the U.S.A. – from their initial admission, preparation and arrival, through their commencement and beyond;
Maintain the College’s SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor System) records, support institutional compliance with other government regulations that impact international students and scholars, and teach students and scholars about their legal rights and responsibilities to help them remain in lawful status;
Extend the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange through our Host Family Friendship Program and International Speakers Bureau, as well as through our support of the International Student Organization and other student-led initiatives;
Initiate, build and maintain networks across campus that support Grinnell’s institutional values of social justice and global perspectives.
The Office of International Student Affairs aspires to collaborate with colleagues on campus, in our community, and around the globe to provide intentional, creative and active contributions to the field of international education.