Celeste Yarlagadda

International Coordinator
Summer Faculty-Directed Programs

Before joining the ASU Study Abroad Office, Celeste worked as a Program Manager for faculty-directed programs at Clemson University for three years, where she provided operational support for over 35 programs. At Clemson, she also managed summer and semester programs in Australia and New Zealand. During the summer of 2018, she led a general education summer program focused on sustainability and the human relationship with the environment in New Zealand and Australia. During her time at Clemson, she also was an instructor for an online international studies course that allowed students to fulfill the cross-cultural awareness general education requirement while studying abroad.

Email: Celeste.Yarlagadda@asu.edu 


  • B.A. Global Studies and B.A. Business, Sustainability Emphasis; Arizona State University
  • Masters in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management Emphasis; University of Missouri- Kansas City

International Experience

  • High school study abroad program throughout France
  • Internship with the U.S. State Department in Paris at the U.S. Embassy
  • Studied abroad in Australia on an ASU faculty-directed summer program
  • Traveled to the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, India, Mexico, Norway

Professional contributions to the field of international education:

  • NAFSA Region VII Conference Poster Presentation: Clemson in the Caribbean: Merging Service-Learning, Research and Traditional Study Abroad, October 2017
  • Clemson Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Grant: Established and managed a diversity and inclusion initiative focused on broadening the coalition of individuals on campus invested in increasing access to study abroad

Why Celeste works in study abroad: Studying and interning abroad was such a huge part of my high school and college experience, so I love being able to provide students with similar life-changing experiences! It wasn't always easy for me to find the time or resources to be able to go abroad, so I work hard to find creative ways to make study abroad work for all students.

Advice for students preparing to go abroad: Try to immerse yourself in the culture as much as possible and ask a lot of questions! If you're not sure what to ask, try to prepare a list of questions ahead of time, so that you aren't trying to think of them on the spot.

One of the most important lessons Celeste learned while studying abroad or traveling: That I am capable of a lot more than I thought! I have successfully navigated around a lot of new places and cultures and I am much more comfortable going into new situations because of my time studying or traveling abroad.

Request an appointment

Office Hours: Mondays: 2 - 4 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Email: Celeste.Yarlagadda@asu.edu
Phone: (480) 965-3098

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

Meet with Celeste to discuss faculty-directed programs with the W. P. Carey School of Business, the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.