Meet with an Advisor

International studies advisors are available to meet with undeclared students who would like to learn more about the program, and also with current majors and minors who would like to discuss course selection, degree requirements, degree audits, and other matters of concern. Please make your advising appointment by clicking on meet with an advisor.

Undeclared students should also plan to attend, one of the international studies orientation and Q&A sessions. For up to date orientation sessions please see upcoming Fall 2015 schedule. If you have questions please e-mail

Majors, and students considering the major, should also see frequently asked questions (FAQ) page and the PICS Undergraduate Handbook.

Majors and minors seeking career or graduate school advice are encouraged to consult our Careers page. They may also schedule a meeting with PICS director and/or undergraduate advisors

Orientation and Q&A

Students considering a major or minor in international studies are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation and Q&A. The program academic advisors will discuss:

  • Prerequisites
  • Degree requirements
  • Sub-plans
  • How to declare
  • Additional majors/minors offered at the II
  • Study abroad, grants and internships
  • Relevance of an international studies degree
Upcoming Winter 2016 Sessions
  • January 20, Wednesday, 12-1 PM, Advisor: Folake Graves
  • February 17, Wednesday, 4:15-5:15 PM, Advisor: Kelsey Szpara
  • April 14, Thursday, 12-1 PM, Advisor: Kelsey Szpara

All sessions are held in Room 1644, International Institute, 1080 South University/SSWB.

A half hour presentation will be followed by questions and discussion. Students can declare major or minor at the orientation session. For more information e-mail

Parents and prospective students are welcome. For more information please e-mail us at

*Career events for PICS students will be offered during the academic year. Please visit the PICS event page for more information.