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Off-Campus Study

About 60% of Grinnellians study off-campus - either abroad or elsewhere in the United States - sometime during their four years at Grinnell. In addition to the nearly 90 programs in more than 30 countries operated by partner institutions, Grinnell offers two branch-campus options: Grinnell-in-London and Grinnell-in-Washington (D.C.).

The College values this opportunity for any and all qualified students. It is a terrific way to broaden one's liberal education, and it is strongly encouraged. Although you need third-year class standing to go, planning for this opportunity should begin in your first year. Check out the OCS website for detailed information about off-campus programs and how to apply.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society, fosters and recognizes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. PBK has a local chapter at Grinnell College called Beta of Iowa. Each spring semester the local chapter selects high achieving third-year and senior students and invites them to become members. These students not only have a very high GPA, but they have had a broad program of study from each of the three divisions of the College that specifically includes foreign language, mathematics, and lab science. To be eligible for consideration, students should carefully follow the Phi Beta Kappa requirements found in the academic catalog.

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