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Christine Gettings Director of International Programs and Partnerships AA

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SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 112
Master of Arts, International Affairs, American University
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, American University
Study Abroad, University of Westminster in London, England

Favorite Spot on Campus
Bender Library and the Eldridge Labyrinth
Christine Gettings is the Director of International Programs and Partnerships in the School of International Service. In this capacity, she manages the development, implementation, promotion and assessment of the international programs in SIS, such as the study abroad programs, faculty-led programs, dual and joint programs with the school's partner institutions around the world. She is also responsible for the risk management and assessment of all SIS international programs.

Previously, she served as the Assistant Director of Global Learning and Leadership where she managed the Alternative Break program and other global community based learning experiences. She has accompanied students to the Thailand-Burma border to learn more about the Burmese democracy movement and the experiences of refugee populations in Thailand. Additionally, she has traveled to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with students to study peacebuilding in divided societies.

Christine serves on the NASPA Global Advisory Board and is the previous Co-Chair of the NASPA International Education Knowledge Community (IEKC).

Outside of international education, Christine enjoys spending time with her family exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains, reading, gardening, and cultivating leadership in young girls by volunteering as a Girl Scout Troop Leader.

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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships


  • Distinguished Staff Award from International Student & Scholars Services and Multicultural Affairs, 2009
  • University Award, Alternative Break Program, 2009
  • Alice Paul Award, 2007

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

University Award for Collaboration on the StepUp! Bystander Intervention Education Campaign