Delve into Britain’s rich culture in one of the world’s great cities!

As a Grinnell-in-London (GIL) student, you take a semester of rigorous, engaging courses instructed by Grinnell faculty. Each year, a pair of Grinnell faculty members apply for and are selected to teach on GIL. These faculty members team-teach a core cultural course and also each teaches their own course. They make wonderful use of London and the surrounding areas as an extension of the classroom. Throughout the program, you’ll participate in field trips that complement your coursework.

Plus, in addition to the Grinnell-taught courses, you’ll also be able to take courses from local faculty. These courses could be in theatre, English, history, politics, or others.

Living and learning with second, third, or fourth-year peers from Grinnell, you’ll have a completely unique off-campus experience as Grinnellians in London.

Students interested in GIL are encouraged to email Susie Duke, director of GIL, to discuss the program. 


Daniel Rosenbloom pulls a book from the library shelf.

Linguistics Detective

Daniel Rosenbloom’s MAP, titled Russian-English Translation of Russian-language Linguistic Studies, reflects his interest in languages and politics. Rosenbloom set out to translate a book on the linguistics of the Avar language, which is spoken in the remote Russian republic of Dagestan.
Max Hill sitting on a wall at Castle Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain, at sundown

Study Abroad Helps Clarify Career Objectives

Gilman Scholarship makes study abroad even more affordable for a first-generation student.
Avery Barnett near the College’s solar panels on the east side of campus.

The Flexibility of a Tech Studies Concentration

Avery Barnett ’21’s career interest in alternative energy technologies motivated her to add the Technology Studies concentration to her already full schedule as a physics major.

Department Information


Humanities and Social Studies Center, North Wing, Room N1142
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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