John Christian

International Education Leader

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John has a longstanding history in the field of international education spanning more than 25 years. He has been an active and contributing member of the international education industry including NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, and Forum on Education Abroad.

He began his international education career as a Foreign Student Advisor for the State University of New York at Oswego in the Office of International Education. He attended graduate school at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies where he completed a master’s degree in Area studies: China. During this time, John was also the executive director of the SUNY Oswego London Center which led to the development of CAPA’s first program center in London.

As an entrepreneur and leader, John continues to evolve and support the field of international education. His entrepreneurial approach to learning has taken a diverse number of students to places they never knew they could go and prepared them to function and compete in an increasingly interdependent global landscape.

Currently, John sits on the Fund for Education Abroad’s Access Advisory Board, the Advisory Council for Diversity Abroad, the Development Board of the California Innocence Project and the fundraising advisory board for Best Buddies International.