Anna Kragness

Staff photo of Anna Kragness

International Coordinator

Partnership and Exchange Programs

Prior to working at Arizona State University, Anna has worked in study abroad and with international students and scholars. She is passionate about the personal development students undergo while abroad, which she focused on in her Masters’ final paper: Exploring the Relationship between Study Abroad and Emotional Intelligence. Anna is originally from Minneapolis, and is learning to love the heat in Arizona. While she’s not working, she can be found hiking, cooking, or making stained glass art.

Education

  • B.A., Political Science; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • M.A., Comparative and International Development Education; University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

International Experience

  • Studied abroad for a semester at the University of Bergen in Norway and University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands
  • Worked as an au pair for a Dutch family in Amsterdam for a year
  • Traveled to Canada, Mexico, Aruba, Iceland, England, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Germany, Croatia and Turkey

Why Anna works in global education: I believe global education can and should be a source of understanding and change, and am committed to fostering that understanding and change.

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Research about the culture and norms of your destination, and self-reflect on how they compare to the culture and norms of your home. Be open-minded and curious.

One of the most important lessons Anna learned while studying abroad or traveling: You can find common ground with almost anyone!

Request an appointment

Office Hours: Mondays 9:30-11:30am; Tuesday 2:00-4:00pm; Thursday 9:00-11:00am; Friday (virtual) 9:30-11:30am

Email: Anna.Kragness@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-9524

Need an appointment outside her availability? Send her an email to request one.

Meet with Anna to discuss year-long, semester and summer partnership and exchange program options in Portugal and Spain as well as the CIEE Open Campus, Global Virtual Internships (last name A-L) and the ASU Global Flex programs.