All advising appointments are being done remotely by either telephone or Zoom. Please indicate your preferred format for your meeting AND include your phone number when scheduling your appointment. If available slots on the website below don’t work for you, please email Cindy Walter ( and indicate when you are free to meet.

– Select “Schedule Appointment” (blue button in right corner)
– Select “Arts and Letters Advising” and major or minor of interest

Cindy Walter, Academic Specialist

M.A., College and University Administration, Michigan State University;
B.A. Spanish and Communications, Western Michigan University

B-340 Wells Hall
(517) 355-8471


Cindy has been an academic advisor at MSU since 2004 and in the Linguistics and Languages Department since 2011. As former language major and study abroad student herself, she really enjoys working with students in the department. Cindy advises undergraduate students in the following majors and minors:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Cognitive Science Minor
  • German
  • Indian & S. Asian Languages & Cultures
  • Japanese
  • Korean Minor
  • Linguistics
  • Russian
  • TESOL Minor (regular and teaching)

Over her career in student services, Cindy has also worked in residence life, TRIO programs, study abroad and financial aid. Cindy volunteers with the International Friendship Program that matches MSU international students with American families and friends in the community. An adoptive parent, Cindy is active with adoption advocacy as well.