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 completed a master's degree in international education in 2013 from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Associate Director of International Programs - Study Abroad
Cathy graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in French, including a year of study in France at the Université de Tours. Cathy subsequently earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. During her career, Cathy has taught all levels of French and has run numerous courses abroad. She enjoys helping students explore the world through study abroad. In addition to her duties as a study abroad advisor, Cathy also teaches a Foreign Language Methods course here at Augustana.