Kate Hamoonga

Position title: Senior Study Abroad Advisor & Program Manager

Email: kate.hamoonga@wisc.edu

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As a Study Abroad Advisor, I advise students and manage study abroad programs in Scandinavia, Africa, India and Nepal. I was born in the UK and when I was 5 years old my family took a risk and moved to Madison for my dad’s new job. I was young but I vividly remember the adjustment to a new place, making friends, and fitting in. After growing up in Madison, I attended college in Pittsburgh, PA where I studied graphic design. I had the opportunity to study design abroad for a semester in St. Gallen, Switzerland and after graduation I was itchy to travel some more. I spent 6 months volunteering in Zambia followed by almost 3 years in South Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. These international experiences drew me to the field of study abroad. I completed a Masters in Education with a concentration in International Education and began working at International Academic Programs in 2008. In my free time I love spending time outside: camping, hiking, kayaking, biking and exploring with my three children.