Sarah Olson (she/her/hers)

Manager, International Partnerships and Faculty Global Engagement

Job Responsibilities

Sarah Olson is the Senior Coordinator for International Partnerships at Colorado State University. She promotes campus-wide comprehensive internationalization by developing and supporting a wide range of international education, research, and engagement initiatives.

Sarah manages CSU’s portfolio of global partnerships, and helps guide the implementation of partnership activities such as developing international agreements to support initiatives including dual degree academic programs, joint research efforts, and other faculty driven internationalization efforts with international partner institutions.


Fort Collins, Colorado


B.A., History and Art History, Gonzaga University (Washington)
M.A., Organization and Leadership, University of San Francisco (California)

International Experience

I have had the good fortune to travel to 41 countries so far through a variety of unique personal and professional opportunities. I was a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia for my senior year of high school and studied abroad in Florence, Italy for my junior year of college. Additionally, I have sailed on two voyages of Semester at Sea (Fall 2013 and Fall 2015) as a Resident Director and have sailed on two partial voyages as well.

Favorite Aspect of CSU

We have incredible human resources here at CSU. The people are wonderful, good at what they do, and are innovative collaborators!