Annie Vitalsey

Professional headshot of Annie Vitalsey

International Coordinator
Faculty-Directed Programs

Annie has a master’s degree from Arizona State University and a background in event planning, marketing, and teaching. Before joining the Global Education Office, Annie taught English and creative writing to college and secondary students.


  • B.A. in English; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing; Arizona State University

International Experience

  • Studied abroad at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom
  • Studied contemporary literary culture in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
  • Traveled abroad to France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, and Mexico

Why Annie works in study abroad: I love the sense of adventure that is inherent to working in global education and I love empowering students to step out of their comfort zones and try new things. It's so exciting!

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Always act with respect, and avoid the impulse to judge others before you understand them.

One of the most important lessons Annie learned while studying abroad or traveling: Unexpected things will always happen, but that is part of the adventure! Those things helped me learn more about who I am and how the world works.

Request an appointment

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays: 9-11 a.m.

Phone: (602) 543-4474

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

Meet with Annie to discuss faculty-directed programs through Barrett, The Honors College and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She works closely with faculty and staff from these schools to develop and implement a wide variety of excursions all over the globe.