International Student Affairs (OISA)

The OISA supports the educational experience of international Grinnellians, in recognition of their unique cultural, social, and regulatory needs and contributions.

International and global-nomad students compose a vibrant presence at Grinnell. These individuals accomplish their own educational and professional goals, and they also enrich our campus, our community, and our curriculum. The OISA supports their Grinnell journey regardless of faith tradition, nationality, or citizenship status. We work in close partnership with Intercultural Affairs, the CRSSJ, the Institute for Global Engagement, the International Student Association (ISO), and many other campus and community partners!
Ongoing cultural programming, immigration compliance and regulatory advising, and academic and social support or referrals, help international Grinnellians make the most of their educational experience. Through the International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP), an active Friends of International Students (FIS) community host program, and continued relationship building, the OISA works to help students from abroad feel at home in Grinnell.


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Fischlowitz Travel Award Winner to Explore Food Sovereignty Issues Across the U.S.

Tommy O'Donnell ’20, a resident of Plymouth, England, will to travel this summer to Arizona, California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and New York to explore how U.S. communities are creating and defining their own food and agriculture systems.

Mithila Iyer ’19 Receives Fischlowitz Travel Fellowship

Iyer will explore the rise of minority theatre movements in the U.S. in a journey delving into American identity through the artistic expressions of marginalized people.
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Statement from President Kington Regarding DACA

Raynard S. Kington, President of Grinnell College, assures the campus community that the College is dedicated to unequivocally supporting our students who might feel vulnerable for themselves or family and friends as a result of the termination of the DACA program.

Department Information

Joe Rosenfield Center
1115 Eighth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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