Neela Nandyal

International Center
Markim Hall, Second Floor
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

As part of the International Center, I advise students for a subset of majors, and serve as the main point of contact for the three Macalester-led semester programs: Perspectives on Globalization in the Netherlands; Globalization, Society, & the Environment in South Africa; and the German Studies program in Germany and Austria. Additionally, I oversee most of the billing and financial arrangements related to Study Away, insurance for Study Away students, and coordination of special projects.

I'm trained as a geographer, with a B.A. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For my graduate degree, I conducted fieldwork in South India, researching the causes of debt among small farmers. As part of my undergraduate degree, I studied at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and completed a museum internship in London. Prior to joining Macalester in 2013, I worked in the Off-Campus Study Office at Grinnell College.

In my spare time, I love to cook, read fiction, and spend time outdoors. I've also been taking Hispanic Studies courses here at Mac, which have been fantastic!

My 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