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Language & International Directions Advising

International Directions Advisor Michael Kruse provides academic and career advising to undergraduate students who are interested in languages and international area studies. Michael is available to meet with students from across campus to help connect them with academic programs and campus resources that fit their interests, as well as to discuss professional opportunities that draw on their language-learning and international experiences. Thank you to the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates for making this service possible.

Advising Schedule & Locations

Fall 2014

Regular office hours for appointments and walk-ins. See calendar for times and locations.

Walk-ins will be cancelled on Wednesday, September 17.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

10:00 am-1:00 pm

301A Ingraham Hall

9:00-11:15 am

1322 Van Hise Hall

10:00 am-12:00 pm

1322 Van Hise Hall

9:00 am-12:00 pm

1322 Van Hise Hall

1:30-4:30 pm

1322 Van Hise Hall

12:00-2:00 pm

106 Red Gym

12:00-2:30 pm

1322 Van Hise Hall

Schedule an appointment

Please email to inquire about meeting outside of these times.

If this is your first time meeting with Michael please take a few minutes to fill out this survey before your appointment.

To inquire about meeting outside of these times, or if you have a quick question that does not require a conversation, please email Michael at The email should come from your email account (why?) and include your Campus ID number. If it is an ongoing email conversation, please include the history. If it is determined that your question cannot be answered via email you may be asked to make an appointment.

Michael Kruse
International Directions Advisor
Language Institute
1322 Van Hise Hall

Michael Kruse, International Directions Advisor

About Michael

Michael holds an M.A from the UW-Madison Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, and speaks Hindi and Urdu, which he learned both at UW-Madison and while traveling and doing research in India. Prior to joining the Language Institute, Michael worked as Communications and Outreach Specialist for the UW-Madison Center for South Asia, where he managed print and online communications, helped coordinate the Annual Conference on South Asia, and served as the Foreign Language and Area Studies coordinator.

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International Careers: Find Your Path
5:00-6:00 pm, Thursday, September 25
120 Middleton Building

Learn about international work, identify search strategies, and market your international and language experience! Learn more >

Invited Lecture: "Until I Became a Professional, I Was Not Consciously Indigenous": One Intercultural Bilingual Educator's Trajectory in Indigenous Language Revitalization
Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 pm, Thursday, October 23
Room TBD

The first invited lecture in the Language Institute's 2014-15 series, Language Matters: Language, Power, Equity and Justice. Learn more >






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