The world, like a ball, has no top. Top is a matter of habit, convention, and emphasis. If you look at the world from only one vantage point, you miss so much. Our lives are enriched when we see things from a different point of view! (What's up? South! WORLD map)
With the help of IPOP Mentors and many campus colleagues, the OISA is preparing a web-based program that we will offer in the fall to teach you important information about F-1 status and cultural transitions.
Please also review additional coronavirus and COVID-19 information and communication.
Grinnell is an international-student-friendly campus and we are eager to meet you! Your success is the primary focus of the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA). We are fluent in the regulatory needs of non-immigrant students and the nuances of cultural sojourn. We will help you navigate these issues so that you can focus on your academic priorities!
Faculty and staff partners support diversity and inclusion in the classroom and throughout campus life. The local community welcomes inter-generational friendship and cross-cultural exchange through Friends of International Students (FIS) and our Cultural Attaché program — both programs offer the opportunity to get to know our town. The International Student Organization (ISO), one of many student-led groups, will invite your participation as they celebrate identity and build community. Grinnellians are engaged in campus life — through varsity or intramural athletics, volunteer service, student government, study abroad, campus employment, etc.
We look forward to getting to know you!
Karen Edwards, Associate Dean & Director of International Student Affairs, PDSO/RO
Brenda Strong, Assistant Director of International Student Affairs, DSO/ARO
Mollie Ullestad, International Student Advisor, DSO