Make an Appointment


MS, Global Higher Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Language Directions Specialist

(608) 265-8753

1338 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive


Lydia Odegard (she/her) serves as the Language Directions Specialist in the Language Institute. In this role she works to promote and advance language learning opportunities at UW-Madison by collaborating with campus and community partners. Lydia also provides programming and academic and career advising for bi/multilingual students on campus to support them in connecting their language abilities with their personal, academic, and career goals. Lydia holds a BA in Languages & Cultures of Asia and Gender & Women’s studies, and earned her MS in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, with an emphasis on Global Higher Education, from UW-Madison. Lydia brings experience in Hindi language instruction, academic advising, undergraduate admissions, and international education, and speaks Hindi and some Spanish.