Leader & Participant Information

​Leader & Participant Information

ICO trip leaders have a great responsibility and privilege in leading ICO trips. Leaders are responsible for communicating with the host ministry site, making travel, lodging, & meal arrangements, disseminating information to trip participants, managing the finances related to trip costs, preparing trip participants both spiritually and mentally for the trip, turning in all necessary paperwork to the Campus Ministries Office, and making decisions while at the ministry site. Because such a position of leadership has many responsibilities, Grove City College requires that all trip leaders go through certain training sessions to prepare leaders spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

• ICO Program Policies and Participant Responsibilities
ICO Leader Responsibilities
Parental Joinder and Consent
Student Waiver
Student Release

Helpful Resources

Center for Disease Control & Prevention — Traveler’s Health
This site includes information on recommended vaccinations for several countries throughout the world as well as information as to where one can receive these vaccinations. It is highly recommended that students receive the vaccinations and/or disease prevention medications recommended for their travel destination.

US State Department — Register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
This site directs you as to how to register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (formerly known as “Registration with Embassies”).  Registering with the US State Dept. is highly recommended as registration makes your team's presence and whereabouts within the country known, in case it is necessary for a US consular officer to contact you in an emergency. This is especially important if there is a disaster or emergency overseas as a US consular officer can assist in evacuation, if this becomes necessary.

US State Department — International Travel Information
This site provides very helpful country specific information as well as travel warnings and alerts for countries. Please note that if the US State Department lists a country as a Travel Alert, members of the Campus Ministries and Office of International Education staffs will meet with trip leaders. If a country is placed on a Travel Warning, students will not be permitted to travel to that country and the trip will be cancelled.

US State Department — Passport Information
This site provides helpful information about applying for a passport as well as renewing a passport.

Mango Language Learning Software
Mango is an interactive, online based language-learning software.  ICO leaders and participants can use Mango to gain a foundational knowledge of the language in the country where they will be going to serve. The can use Mango to learn 56 languages, including the following: Chinese (Mandarin), German, Japanese, French, Italian and Spanish (Latin America).  In order to use Mango you need to be on campus or connected via VPN (Virtual Private Network).  You can register and start using Mango by using your GCC username and password. Start by clicking here. Or click here for more information on how Mango works.

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The Collegian

The student newspaper, The Collegian, is owned and published by Grove City College. The paper is published weekly, free of charge, with the purpose of reporting happenings on campus and beyond​.

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Past Presidents

Grove City College was the dream and lifelong work of the Ketler and Pew families. In 1876, Grove City College began with 13 students. By the turn of the century, the enrollment had grown to 660 students.

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​At Grove City you'll become part of a friendly, close-knit community where 94% of students live on campus. With over 130 student organizations, 19 varsity sports, a vibrant spiritual atmosphere and faculty who are involved in the lives of students, you'll have unlimited opportunities to grow and make an impact on our campus community.

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Regional Attractions

​Grove City College’s location in a small town lends itself to the studious nature of the college, however regional attractions make the area both unique, beneficial and entertaining. Some of these attractions include:

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Facilities

​Grove City College boasts state-of-the-art learning, research and living facilities. Beauty and functionality characterize our living spaces, classrooms, lecture halls, gyms and recreation facilities, libraries and dining halls.

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Wedding Information

​Harbison Chapel not only serves as the center of the religious life at Grove City College, but also as a beautiful wedding venue for brides and grooms from around the world.

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