International and Global Studies Advising

Fulfilling International & Global Studies major/minor requirements and making decisions about your future requires planning and consultation with an Advisor. Professional Advisors and faculty members are available to students who need help with course scheduling, declaring a major, thinking about graduate education, and exploring career paths. If you are ever in doubt about something and wondering if you should meet with an Advisor, the answer is always "Yes!" Our faculty and professional Advisors love getting to know you and answering your questions! Whether in person or virtually, schedule your appointment today!


How Do I Make an Appointment?

UPGAP Advisors group portrait

Professional Advisors:

  • Find your Advisor using the last two digits of your ID number.
  • Book an appointment online or by phone: 503-725-9210
Dr. Kimberley Brown

Faculty Advisors:

  • Check the office hours of your Faculty Advisor
  • Email your Faculty Advisor directly to schedule an appointment

When Should I Meet with an Advisor?

Freshmen and Transfer Students

Freshmen and transfer students must meet with a professional Advisor by the end of their first year at PSU in order to be cleared to register for their fourth academic term. Transfer students with 45 or more credits must schedule a meeting with an Advisor by the end of their first term at PSU.

Sophomores or Continuing Students

Sophomores and Continuing students who declare their major in International & Global Studies are required to have at least one meeting with a professional Advisor, or an International & Global Studies faculty Advisor by the end of their sophomore year. Students in a regional track will work with a faculty Advisor in their region of focus to discuss course options and connected learning options.

Juniors and Seniors

Once you have earned 90 credits, or achieved Junior class standing, you will be expected to meet with an International & Global Studies faculty member. Your professional Advisor can recommend a faculty member to advise you based upon your interests and goals within the program.