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Get in Touch With Global Programs


Global Programs
Wisconsin School of Business
3150 Grainger Hall
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1323

Phone and Email

Phone: (608) 265-5017
Emergency*: +1-608-516-9440


Make an appointment with the Global Programs team to learn more about studying abroad.

Meet the Global Programs Staff

Our professional staff works closely with overseas partners. These staff also advise students on study abroad programs, process course equivalencies, and maintain smooth operations of our office.

Kallan Picha

Kallan Picha

Director of Global Programs and Partnerships

Kallan Picha joined Wisconsin School of Business in 2022 and brings with her more than a decade of progressive experience in international higher education along with a deep commitment to student service, program development, and establishing collaborative partnerships. She was first bitten by the international education bug during her sophomore year and studied abroad seven times between undergrad and grad school.

Kallan comes to WSB Global Programs with experience on both the university and provider sides of international education, most recently as the Director of Enrollment and University Relations for the Institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea. Prior to this role, she served as the Director of Studies Abroad at the University of Portland, the Director of Global Programs at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, and in several positions at her graduate school alma mater, Indiana University. She earned an MPA from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, an MA from the IU Institute for European Studies, and a BA in International Business from Hastings College.

Bianca Danner-Cusimano

Bianca Cusimano Danner

Global Programs Manager

Bianca Cusimano Danner joined the Wisconsin School of Business in 2018 and works with Global Programs for both undergraduate and part-time MBA students. Prior to joining the Global Programs team at WSB she worked at Texas A&M University in their campus-wide study abroad programs office.

Bianca earned her BSBA in international business and marketing at Saint Louis University. As an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to study abroad in China and Panama. After completing her degree, she worked in sales in St. Louis before returning to school at the University of Texas at Austin where she received a M.Ed. in higher education administration.

Brianna Cacchione

Brianna Cacchione

Global Programs Manager

Brianna Cacchione joined the Wisconsin School of Business as an Global Programs Manager in 2018. Before coming to the School, Brianna was an assistant director at International Student Services (ISS) here on campus. In 2013, she came to UW–Madison with nine years of international education experience from working at Centralia College in Washington state, Madison ESL School (MESLS), and in Japan with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).

As a proud Badger alumna, she earned her B.A. in Portuguese and completed a certificate in women’s studies. She studied abroad in London, Brazil, and Portugal. Several years later, she earned her M.S. Ed. through the student affairs administration program at UW-La Crosse. She currently resides in New Glarus, America’s Little Switzerland, along with her husband and two boys.

Deedie Robinson

Deedie Robinson

Global Programs Manager

Deedie joined Global Programs in 2013 after working with both the undergraduate and MBA programs in the Wisconsin School of Business. Before coming to the School of Business, Deedie worked in the College of Letters and Science Dean’s Office, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Women’s Studies program. She also has experience teaching English as a second language to executives, college students, and refugees, and has taught interpersonal communication and public speaking.

Deedie earned a BA in English with a minor in history, an MA in communication theory, and has completed coursework for a doctorate in rhetorical theory, history, and criticism. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in London.

Jacob Daniel Borst

Jacob Borst

Global Programs Manager

Jacob works as a Global Programs Manager advising students for several of our semester study abroad programs. He has worked with Global Programs since August 2019 when he joined as a graduate student staff member working to advise our incoming international exchange students and UW students interested in studying abroad.
Before joining Global Programs, Jacob earned his BA in 2019 in international affairs and French from Eastern Michigan University. As an undergraduate student, he interned several times at U.S. Department of State-related organizations in Washington D.C. and competed in Model United Nations at the University of Toronto, most notably on the francophone committee. The highlight of his undergraduate years was his study abroad (a 6-week language-intensive summer program in Brest, France). Jacob then began the Professional French Master’s Program at UW–Madison, earning his master’s in French studies with a concentration in business in May 2021.