Success beyond boundaries

At Interstride, our mission is to close the opportunity gap for international students. We empower students – and their institutions to help – build a career and life they love wherever in the world.
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How it all started

Interstride was inspired through first-hand experience.

Initial idea conceived to solve challenges for international students over a group dinner with friends.
Nitin and Christian decide to offer workshops to international students at Berkeley and Stanford to share their experiences and challenges.
Texting hotline introduced for San Francisco Bay area international students to ask questions, share concerns, and seek advice from Nitin and Christian.
iOS and Android application introduced after consultation with several career services departments at Universities and colleges in SF Bay area.
Interstride partners with 20 universities. Cloud-based web application portal introduced after the success of mobile applications.
Interstride partners with over 50 universities. Over 20K international students are now on the platform.
Interstride partners with over 50 universities. Over 20K international students are now on the platform.
A completely rebranded portal with a host of new features and functionalities for international students and underrepresented student population to be launched in Fall 2020.
Initial idea conceived.
Oct 2016
Interstride workshops introduced
Jan 2017
Texting hotline introduced
Mar 2017
Mobile apps launched
July 2017
Early partnerships
Sep 2018
Milestone for Interstride
Mar 2019
New features introduced
2020
Interstride 2.0 Launch announced
2020
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Interstride was inspired through first-hand experience.

It all started when Co-Founders, Christian Eder and Nitin Agrawal moved to the United States to pursue their higher education.

Throughout the course of their graduate program at UC Berkeley, they formed a close friendship and discovered they had similar experiences transitioning to the US.

From career to immigration, like most international students, both of them had to overcome many obstacles in their student journey.

A determination to alleviate some of these difficulties and hurdles for other international students led to the idea of Interstride over a dinner with Berkeley friends in 2017.

130+
University Partners
4 years
in Operation
60K
Active Users
95%
Institution Retention Rate

Meet the Interstride Team

Nitin Agrawal

Co-Founder & CEO

Gunther Cronenberg

Chief Technology Officer

Kristina Grbich

Director, University Relations

Haseeb Khan

Product Lead

Tania Rayes

Branding & Design Lead

Judy Chen

Partnerships Manager

Our Board of Advisors

Aaron Blumberg

Fragomen

Gregory Victory

Duke University

Laleh Rongere

Stanford University

Jukka Strand

World Bank

Katharine Marianacci

Lehigh University

Brandon Wong

Adobe