Welcome! I'm glad you are interested in learning more about the School of International Service (SIS). Our goal is to prepare active citizens who are committed to be of service in addressing the most pressing issues of our time. Our major programs of study equip emerging global leaders with intercultural competence, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and professional expertise in a specialized subject area. Our location, a short Metro ride from the White House, nearby embassies, and agencies, puts us in close proximity to local, national, and international decision makers.
The inclusive SIS community is comprised of four important groups of people: a multi-disciplinary faculty–dedicated teachers and innovative scholars working at the forefront of their research fields; a committed staff ensuring that students can take full advantage of all SIS has to offer, including events with global leaders and robust career and academic advising; a highly-connected global alumni network of 20,000 people; and our diverse students, who come to us from across the country and around the world. This is who we are: a community working toward a common purpose of leadership through service.
I invite you to explore SIS through our website and to visit me and the rest of the SIS community, including staff, faculty, and students, on our beautiful campus in Northwest Washington, D.C. We look forward to meeting you.
Christine BN Chin, Interim Dean
School of International Service