First-year students: In the fall, apply for the Global Learning Program.

Three first year Grinnell students at the Alcazar in Seville, Spain on the Global Learning Program

The Global Learning Program (GLP) Tutorials explore specific themes in a semester-long spring course.

You'll learn from a pair of Grinnell faculty on campus and travel with them internationally.

This is a virtually all-inclusive paid international experience to two or more countries for a total of 3-4 weeks!

Port city of Ceuta, Spain students visiting village of Benzu on the border of Morocco.

Program Details

Cost – One obligatory $400 participation fee is charged to participant's account the month before the start of the spring semester.

Otherwise all flights, accommodations, ground transportation, visa fees (if necessary), and tours, entry fees, and course materials are covered. Most meals are also covered by the program. Participants should allocate money for approximately 3-4 meals or snacks per week while traveling abroad.

Most students like to come home with souvenirs, so plan to budget for that, too! 

Duration – The course is one semester long and the international visits total 3-4 weeks to two or more countries, regions, or ecosystems.

Time of year – The GLP on-campus course takes place spring semester. The travels could take place at one time in the summer or be broken into multiple segments, such as for the duration of Grinnell’s two-week spring break, plus a summer portion.

On-Site Arrangements – Depending on where you are in the world, these arrangements will vary.

  • Accommodations can include hostels, hotels, homestays, university residence halls, and apartments.
  • Ground transportation can be busses, trains, or taxis but a lot of the transportation is simply on foot. Pack your walking shoes!
  • Site visits while traveling are abundant. Outings in each location in the itinerary will be prescribed by your faculty leaders so that they complement the course theme and ensure that you receive exposure not only to your faculty leaders’ expertise, but also to the host cultures’ native lecturers and experts.

For more information, contact Susie Duke in the Institute for Global Engagement.