CISGO: Global Connections | University of Portland

CISGO: Global Connections

Bienvenidos, Willkommen, Bienvenue, Huānyíng! The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach is a body of faculty and staff who help to guide and provide mentorship to students, staff, and faculty engaging in international programs at UP. Here you will find information on a variety of international programs available at the University of Portland. We encourage all UP community members to expand their global engagement and competencies in living in and contributing to a multicultural, global world. 


CISGO: Global Connections strengthens learning that empowers individuals by providing opportunities to connect students, faculty, staff, and communities as partners in promoting empathy, intercultural awareness, and international engagement. Through facilitating transformative experiences with local and global perspectives, CISGO: Global Connections creates and supports initiatives that connect the entire UP community with partners around the world.



CISGO: Global Connections'  vision is a University community where all have the ability to appreciate the value of diversity, work toward building equity in our interconnected world, and uphold a belief in the dignity of all humankind through meaningful international and intercultural connections.

Executive Committee

  • Anne Santiago, Ph.D. (Co-chair), Political Science and Global Affairs, Associate Professor and Chair
  • Jen Hamlow (Co-chair), MA Ed., Study Abroad Director
  • Lisa Reed, J.D., Pamplin School of Business, Associate Dean, Associate Professor
  • Sally Hood, Ph.D., School of Education, Assistant Professor
  • Martin Cenek, Shiley School of Engineering, Computer Science, Associate Professor 
  • Alexandra Stewart, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, German Language, Professor
  • Isabelle Soulé, Ph.D., RN, School of Nursing, Associate Professor, Director Global Initiatives