Chatham University


Chatham University
Office of International Affairs

Big Thinking for a Big World

Ida Mansourian

Ida Mansourian is the Assistant Vice President for International Affairs. As the University’s chief international officer, Ms. Mansourian is responsible for the internationalization of the campus and oversees the Global Focus program, Education Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, and the ELP (English Language Program). Ida brings more than eighteen years of experience in International student services, customized programs such as professional training to the City of Chengdu government officials, where she successfully administered a project for the Phoenix Sister Cities with Chengdu, China, to build and oversee a-three-month training to 160 mid and senior government officials throughout 1999-2001.

Ms. Mansourian has studied in Iran, Germany, and the U.S.A. Experiencing first-hand the differences of teaching and learning styles as well as the cultures in these three countries has helped her to realize her love and desire to work in the field of international/global education. She has a deep understanding and appreciation to the quest of students and scholars who choose to study and/or research in the States or abroad. Knowing firsthand what these students and scholars experience culturally, emotionally, and academically while in the United States or abroad, has enabled her to better serve them, and make their cultural experience a rewarding aspect while at Chatham.

Ms. Mansourian holds a B.S. from Arizona State University and an M.Ed. from Northern Arizona State University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree at Duquesne University.


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