IPO staff welcome the opportunity to assist you in making your decision to attend Augustana or study abroad and are experts in student visas, financial support, and more. Prospective international students interested in attending Augustana should contact Ben Iverson. Students interested in studying abroad should contact Cathy Lindamood. Current international students at Augustana should contact Erin Kane.
Director of International Programs
Donn Grinager, Director of International Programs earned his bachelor's degree at Dakota Wesleyan University in 1984. Upon graduation, Donn was a member of the Peace Corps and served in Nepal. After earning a master's degree in religion, he participated in the Japan Exchange Teaching Program between 1989-1991. He has been at Augustana in his current role since 1992.
Director of International Admission and Advising
Ben graduated from Augustana College in 2004 with a degree in international studies and Spanish. He was a pitcher on the Viking baseball team and spent a semester at the University of Granada in Spain. After graduation, he worked as an International Coordinator at Nordland University in Norway. Ben is currently working on a master's degree in international education from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Associate Director of International Programs - Study Abroad
Cathy is a graduate of Rutgers University. She majored in French and spent a year studying abroad at the Université de Tours. Over the past 10 years, Cathy has taught all levels of French and has run numerous courses abroad at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, an independent high school near Boston. After earning a master's degree in curriculum and instruction, Cathy was appointed Director of Academics at CH-CH in 2007. A family move to Sioux Falls in late 2009 led Cathy to her current position at Augustana.