Neela Nandyal

International Center
Markim Hall, Second Floor
651-696-6310
651-696-6129 fax

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Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-noon
Neela Nandyal

Education Abroad Advising & Accounts Specialist

Markim Hall, 208
Telephone: 651-696-6092

Neela Nandyal joined the International Center at Macalester College in March 2013. As Education Abroad Advising & Accounts Specialist, Neela is responsible for advising students in a subset of majors, as well as serving as the principal IC contact for the three Macalester-led programs: Perspectives on Globalization in the Netherlands; Globalization, Society, and the Environment in South Africa; and Macalester German Program in Germany and Austria. Additionally, Neela oversees most billing and financial arrangements related to off-campus study, insurance for off-campus study students, and coordinates other special projects.


Neela earned her B.A. and M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For her graduate degree, she conducted fieldwork in South India, researching the causes of debt accumulation among small farmers. Other international adventures include studying abroad in Scotland, interning in London, and assisting in scholarly research in Argentina. Prior to working at Macalester, Neela served as Associate Director of Off-Campus Study at Grinnell College, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the College's programs in Washington DC and London, and advised students on over 80 programs around the world.

Neela's advising areas:

  • American Studies
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Human Rights & Humanitarianism
  • International Development
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies