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
Regular office hours for appointments and walk-ins. See calendar for times and locations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should come from your wisc.edu 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.
International Directions Advisor
1322 Van Hise Hall
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.