Staff > Christina Gordon
Program Assistant, Education AbroadChristina graduated from Kenyon College in 2012 with a bachelor’s in Political Science and Modern Languages, specializing in Spanish and French. She first studied abroad as a high school exchange student in Sicily and quickly fell in love with cross-cultural learning, language studies, and international education. As a result, Christina has studied in Italy, Morocco, Peru, and Jordan; in addition to being the US host sister to three high school exchange students.
Christina’s first exposure to the Arabic-speaking world was in 2007 when she spent a gap year studying in Sicily. She discovered the lasting impact of Arab civilization on the island and began to focus her interests on the development of cultural identities, which later became the core of her research across other parts of the world. Christina began her Arabic studies as a student in AMIDEAST’s Intensive Summer Arabic Program in Morocco and continued there as a semester student. After graduating from Kenyon College, Christina came to Jordan as a participant in the Critical Language Scholarship Program in 2012 and returned in 2013 as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant.
Christina began working with AMIDEAST in Washington, DC in the winter of 2013. While on the Fulbright grant in Jordan during the 2013-2014 academic year, she began working in the AMIDEAST/Jordan office and later joined the Education Abroad team upon completion of her grant. Christina served as the Senior Program Officer and Acting Program Manager for Education Abroad in Amman for a year before returning to Washington, DC to pursue a graduate degree. In addition to working with the Education Abroad team at AMIDEAST, Christina studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School for International Affairs with a focus on Global Gender Policy.
Contact Christina for all questions about:
• Financial issues/billing
• Arabic and intercultural learning aspects of the programs