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Kerry Uniyal

Program Advisor, Australia, China, India, Israel

317-940-4248 kuniyal@ifsa-butler.org

Start Date

February 2016

Academic Focus

Health Sciences, Philosophy and Religion

Interests

Film and TV Buff • Future Bake-Off Champion • Up-and-Coming Bollywood Star • Language, Animal, and Cricket Enthusiast • Die-Hard Packers Fan

I love working at a job where I can draw on my own study abroad experiences in India to help IFSA-Butler and Alliance students make the most of their endeavors across Asia and the Middle East.

Education

Kerry holds two bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin; one in French Language and Literature, the other in Languages and Cultures of Asia, with a Certificate in South Asian Studies. She then graduated top of her class in her French Translation and Interpretation master's degree program from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

Travel Experience

Apart from some short-term trips to Costa Rica, Ireland, and Quebec, Canada, Kerry's first long-term travel experience came from studying Hindi language abroad in Varanasi on UW-Madison's College Year in India program. While on the program, she stayed with a host family and took classes with her fellow students at a program center. After graduating, Kerry just couldn't get India out of her head, so she directly-enrolled in a master's degree program in Delhi. For two years, she took classes alongside Indian peers and lived on campus. Having first-hand experience with both program center and direct-enroll study abroad models — along with participating in an internship and conducting fieldwork research abroad — puts her in the unique position to guide students toward their ideal study abroad journey.

Did You Know?

Kerry is a Wisconsin native, which means that when students and parents call her with any questions or concerns, their minds are immediately put at ease after hearing her adorable Up North Midwestern accent.