Christiane Magnido, MA

Christiane is a native of Cameroon and grew up in Douala, the country’s economic capital. She holds a master’s degree in management and business from the University of Dschang and a master’s degree in development and peace from the Protestant University of Central Africa. Christiane has been running the SIT program in Cameroon since 2006. In this role, she designs the semester’s academic program, recruits experts for guest lectures, works with partner institutions, provides guidance and support to students, integrates field-based experience and classroom activities, and collaborates with staff to produce the most effective setting for each student’s educational journey. Prior to joining SIT, she was involved in many internship programs in microfinance institutions and worked for the US Peace Corps as cross-cultural, language, and homestay coordinator and for the Small Enterprise Development Project as co-technical trainer. Christiane is co-founder of the Center for Communal Building Skills, a nonprofit association working to promote education and knowledge for Cameroonian high school and university students. Her areas of interest include commerce, international development, and the impact of culture on interpersonal relationships. She has acquired extensive knowledge and skills related to development through examination and comparison of development patterns in “developed” and “underdeveloped” countries.


  • MA, University of Dschang
  • MA, Protestant University of Central Africa
Christiane Magnido, MA

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

CAMEROON: Development and Social Change

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SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in Sustainable Development

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