UW-Platteville Education Abroad Staff

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Donna Anderson

101 Royce Hall

Donna Anderson joined UW-Platteville International Programs in 2003, previously serving as Director of UW-Platteville Education Abroad, and today oversees UW-Platteville Education Abroad and UW-Platteville International Student and Scholar Services.  Providing leadership and support for the comprehensive internationalization of UW-Platteville, Donna works with administration, faculty, and staff to create global opportunities; expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; recruit and support international students and faculty; provide education abroad opportunities; and facilitate development of international partnerships important to UW-Platteville's strategic plan.

In her 14 years of international education administrative experience, Donna has led a number of international initiatives.  She provided administrative support to Loras College's education abroad programs as study abroad coordinator at Loras College and was responsible for the development and management of UW-Platteville's education abroad programs in Fiji, China, and Australia; and has collaborated with numerous faculty at both institutions in the development of short-term programs and exchanges.

Donna earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, in German and Sociology from Luther College and her M.A. degree in Education from Loras College.  Donna's experience with international education began as an undergraduate participating on a short-term faculty-led program to Germany and Austria, followed by a junior-year abroad studying at the Universität Erlangen.  She has studied, worked, volunteered or traveled in more than 30 countries worldwide.

Contact Donna at or 608.342.1739 for more information on internationalization efforts and other International Program inquiries.

Melissa Beegle, Interim Program Coordinator

Melissa Beegle joined the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office in May 2014 as the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Interim Program Coordinator. Melissa advises UW-Platteville students on education abroad options and application procedures, coordinates short-term faculty-led study abroad programs, and oversees the Global Exploration Living and Learning Community.

Melissa earned her B.A. degree in German, French and International Studies and M.A. degree in German from Bowling Green State University. Her interest in all things international started when she lived in Huy, Belgium as a Rotary Foreign Exchange Student during her junior year of high school. Melissa also studied German and Austrian culture for two years at the University of Salzburg through Bowling Green State University. Prior to working at UW-Platteville she worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

In addition to working in education abroad, Melissa was a Fulbright English Language Teaching Assistant in Linz, Austria for two years and taught English in China for two years at Xi’an International Studies University and Dalian Maritime University.

Contact Melissa at or 608.342.6151 for one-on-one advising, application assistance, or more information on the UW-Platteville exchange, affiliate, or short-term faculty-led education abroad programs.

Nina Elskamp

111 Royce Hall

Nina Elskamp joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad in January of 2010. Nina brings to the office her experience at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville both as an employee since October of 2004 and as a student. She is a 1999 graduate and holds a degree in animal science with an emphasis in agribusiness.

Contact Nina at or 608.342.1726 with education abroad billing questions.

Jennifer Krahn

Jennifer Krahn, Outreach Specialist
101B Royce Hall

Jenni Krahn joined UW-Platteville Education Abroad Office in March 2010 as the UW-Platteville Education Abroad Outreach Specialist. Jenni coordinates, markets, and advises on the UW-Platteville Education Abroad programs for both UW-Platteville and non-Platteville students.

Jenni is a 2009 graduate of UW-Platteville with a B.S. in Animal Science emphasizing in agribusiness and international studies.  As an undergrad, Jenni participated on two of UW-Platteville's exchange programs at the Dronten University of Applied Sciences (2007-08 academic year) and at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (fall 2009 semester).  While in the Netherlands, she also interned with Lely Industries in Rotterdam doing research.

In addition to her degree from UW-Platteville, Jenni has an Ingenieur degree in International Livestock Production from the Dronten University of Applied Sciences and a M.A. in International Education from the School for International Training (SIT).  Studying abroad truly changed her life, and Jenni is passionate about helping students change their own lives through study abroad.

Contact Jenni at or 608.342.1010 for one-on-one advising, application assistance, or more information on the UW-Platteville Education Abroad programs.

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