University of Wisconsin–Madison

Michelle Kern Hall

Interim Director
257 Bascom Hall

Appointment Calendar (fall 2018). Please note that I will be on leave late November 2018 through February 2019. Spring appointments will be added in March 2019.

Michelle joined IIP in December 2011. She holds a B.A. from UW-Madison in Japanese with certificates in Global Cultures and Japanese for Engineers. She worked in the Center for European Studies and as a peer advisor in International Academic Programs as an undergraduate. A Madison native, she studied abroad in Japan twice during high school and spent her junior year of college at Keio University in Tokyo. She also participated in the Irish Studies Summer School in Dublin, Ireland. After graduation Michelle did software quality assurance at Epic before moving to Boston to pursue an M.A. in Intercultural Relations at Lesley University. She worked at MIT as the MIT-Japan Program Manager, coordinating student internships in Japan for almost three years prior to returning to Madison to join IIP.

Michelle has been IIP Interim Director since March 2017 and was previously Assistant Director. She works with students and organizations on internships in Asia.