Martha experienced Grinnell as the best of both worlds: a community-oriented college and a launching pad to the wider world — from a semester in Belgrade to course-embedded travel in Costa Rica, and even an #IowaSummer.
Ryuta, a computer science and economics major from Japan, mentored other international students, studied in Budapest, and conducted mentored research that resulted in an original video game — which you can play here!
Gil found Grinnell through QuestBridge, played on the soccer team, had a double major and concentration, and pursued internships, experiential learning, and volunteer opportunities in Chicago and Minneapolis. Next up: a master’s degree in management.
Conner sang a cappella at his professor’s wedding, conducted research (and performed!) with a professional theatre company in Taiwan, and explored the United Kingdom during an off-campus semester based in London. Next, he’s applying for a Fulbright and staging a virtual play!
Ahon’s passion for theater and care for community took him from Kolkata, India to Grinnell — and then to London, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and more! Along the way, he studied Shakespeare, discovered the power of digital storytelling, and completed multiple mentored research projects.
Nicki, an economics and sociology major from Bolivia, found lifelong friends, hosted a radio show, and explored the Western U.S. with the Extreme Club. She also pursued her passion for global development through an internship in Ghana and studied abroad in four European countries!
Liv, an English and studio art major from Florida, found a band of sisters in the women’s basketball team. In true Grinnellian fashion, she combined her passions — in her case: athletics and art, through multimedia projects and a creative services internship with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky!