The Grinnell-in-Washington DC program is offered in the first semester of each academic year. One core course of the curriculum changes from year to year, emphasizing some new aspect of Washington and its resources. The course reflects the expertise of the Grinnell faculty member leading the program that fall and lends the program some balance in the liberal arts to go with its emphasis on internships, professional development, and the world of policy. All students also take a second course on public policy, POL 295.
Grinnell offers opportunities for students who want to continue their studies off-campus. Religious studies majors have lived in Hindu communities while studying in India, immersed themselves in the religious culture of Japan, studied with Buddhists scholars, and learned Hebrew in Jerusalem and Arabic in Cairo. Students also have arranged internships at Neighborhood Capital Budget Group and the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services. One student held a summer internship that combined work among Hispanics in inner-city Chicago with the study of Catholic liberation theology.
The International Visiting Fellows program is designed to allow Grinnell faculty to bring scholars and artists from international locations to Grinnell, for a minimum stay of two weeks. Each International Visiting Fellow teaches a short course or course unit within an existing academic department. Fellows also give a public presentation during their stay on campus. This is an excellent way to complement a department’s curriculum and to introduce students to a scholar or artist who works outside the United States.
The media relations team acts as a direct liaison between Grinnell College and both print and broadcast media. Staff issue news releases, communicate Grinnell news and information to media outlets, and facilitate student/faculty interaction with the press.
For students, faculty, and staff
Contact Media Relations to:
- publicize an event, accomplishment, or other initiative
- suggest interesting Grinnell-related stories for coverage
If a reporter contacts you:
Advising - Our Career Staff can assist with self-assessment and career exploration in addition to enhancing job and graduate school search techniques. Career Counseling can help students define skills, values, and interests, while developing a plan for the future.
Internships - Internships help students gain the practical knowledge and skills that will be marketable upon graduation. Students plan their own internships, shaping them to fit their interests, skills, and academic background.
"Since my career aspirations weren't solidified, I wanted somewhere that would give me room to explore a wide swath of interests, so I focused my search on small liberal arts colleges." Noah Most '13, La Crosse, WI
Grinnell College is one of a group of eight highly selective, nationally recognized liberal arts colleges known as Eight of the Best.
On behalf of the entire College, the Division of Student Affairs invites all families to Family Weekend 2014. The dates for Family Weekend 2014 are Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. Plan now to attend this fall!
Family Weekend 2014 is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your student, meet faculty members, and become better acquainted with Grinnell College. Past Family Weekend activities have included:
Grinnell College uses a single, college-wide form to gather end-of-course student ratings of instruction. The instrument solicits student perceptions of how much they learned in the class and the extent to which certain specific elements contributed to their learning.
On campus, packets containing questionnaires and an instruction sheet are distributed each semester on the Friday prior to the last week of classes.
Please follow the links below for additional information. If you have questions or need forms please contact our office.