Languages and Cultures Advisors

An academic advisor assists prospective, new, transfer and continuing students throughout his/her education experience at Utah Valley University.  Our advisors will help you create degree plans, assist in finding campus resources, and career advising.

The Languages and Cultures advisors see students by Language or Degree with an appointment only.  To schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor, contact the main Languages and Cultures Office at (801) 863-8518.  Our advisors are located in the Classroom Building, 5th floor, Suite 506.


How do I contact my Academic Advisor?

Sarah Lindsey
Phone: (801) 863-8518
Office: CB 506n

Sarah advises for the following languages and programs:
Languages     Majors                                                            Minors
ASL                  B.A. ASL & Deaf Studies Education         Deaf Studies
Chinese          B.A. Deaf Studies - General                       Chinese Language
French             B.A. Deaf Studies - Interpreting                 French
German                                                                                   German

Kindra Amott
Phone: (801) 863-8518
Office: CB 506p

Kindra advises for the following languages and programs:
Languages               Majors                                                   Minors
Japanese                  B.A. Spanish                                        Languages 
Portuguese               B.A. Spanish Education                     Latin American Studies
Russian                                                                                    Portuguese
Spanish                                                                                    Spanish



How do I 'test out' of Language Credit?

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts


Language courses available in: ASL, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Offerings for other minors

  • Chinese Commerce
  • Chinese Studies
  • Russian Studies

Academic Advisor Responsibilities

What you can expect

  • Be accessible for advising students through telephone, e-mail, or during posted office hours.
  • Provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for advisement sessions.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Encourage, support and guide students as they define and develop realistic goals and make progress toward educational plans.
  • Effectively communicate and help students navigate the curriculum and graduation requirements as well as university academic policies and procedures.
  • Assist students in understanding the purpose and goals of higher education and its effects on their lives and personal goals.
  • Assist students in working closely with their professors and refer to appropriate university sources and available services as assistance is needed.
  • Assist students in gaining decision making skills and skills in assuming responsibility for their educational plans and achievements.

Advisee Responsibilities

What your advisor can expect

  • Schedule regular appointments or make regular contacts with advisor during each semester.
  • Give notice in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel any advising appointments.
  • Come prepared to actively participate in each advisement session by bringing questions, concerns, or materials for discussion.
  • Develop an educational plan for successfully achieving goals; select courses each semester to progress toward fulfilling that educational plan.
  • Enroll in the courses for which you and your advisor have determined that, from educational objectives, you are ready to pursue.
  • Become knowledgeable, as a student, about college programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Complete all assignments or recommendations from your advisor. Use campus resources and services to assist in achieving academic, personal and career goals.
  • Accept responsibility for decisions.