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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 internship slots is usually competitive. Selection is based on students' academic records, the viability of matching a student's interests with the kinds of internships available in London, and the suitability of a student's background for a proposed internship.

Dates of Fall Program

Outline of the Semester Schedule

The Fall 2015 semester schedule below provides an overview that is similar in future semesters. Students are asked to limit outside plans until after the first several weeks in London. Details about the semester, such as dates and destinations of field trips, are finalized then. Everything below will start and end two days earlier in the Fall 2016 schedule.


Applying for Grinnell-in-London or Grinnell-in-Washington is one-step process, unlike with other off-campus study programs. The deadline for GIL is therefore later than the general Grinnell OCS application deadline. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR GIL FALL 2016: Monday, February 1, 2016

To apply to the Grinnell-in-London program, please do the following: 


As a Grinnell-in-London student, you take a semester of rigorous, engaging courses in theatre, English, history, politics, and more, delving into Britain’s rich culture in one of the world’s great cities. Alongside class meetings with Grinnell faculty on Mondays and Wednesdays, on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll immerse yourself at a local university or in an internship, capping the week on Friday with a fieldtrip.