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International Studies Advising

Fulfilling International Studies major/minor requirements, as well as making decisions about your future, requires planning and consultation with an adviser.

The Department of International and Global Studies provides drop-in student advising in the International Studies office located on the third floor of the East Hall building. Students may schedule a general advising appointment by contacting the International Studies Department at 503.725.3455.

Faculty members and professional advisers are available to students who need help with course scheduling, in declaring a major, thinking about graduate education, and exploring career paths. In the hopes of easing your search for answers, common questions and concerns have been addressed on our FAQs page.

For advising in specific region/area-studies of the International Studies program, please see the International and Global Studies Academic Advisers page.

For students interested in Development Studies, please watch this video.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES DEGREE MAP


General Advising

If you have not already, please refer to the FAQs page to see if an answer may be found there. Another essential resource for all students is the PSU Bulletin. The Bulletin provides information on specific major requirements, course descriptions, and University policies. Also, the PSU Advising home page is a valuable resource for general academic advising and placement information.

Information regarding first-year mandatory advising (for freshmen and transfer students)

Information regarding co-admission

 

Freshmen

Freshmen who declare International Studies as their major must meet with an International Studies adviser by the end of their first year at PSU in order to be cleared to register for their fourth academic term. 

It is highly recommended that Freshmen meet with an International Studies Adviser prior to the end of their second term.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who declare International Studies as their major must meet with an International Studies adviser 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 adviser by the end of their first term at PSU.

Sophomore or Continuing Students

Sophomores and Continuing students who declare their major in International Studies are required to have at least one meeting with the Program Adviser, or an International Studies faculty adviser by the end of their sophomore year. Students will work with faculty advisers in their region of focus to discuss course options for the region as well as connected learning options.

Junior and Seniors

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

ATTENTION SENIORS: ALL SENIORS SHOULD CHECK IN AND BRING THEIR REPORTS TO ARI AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR SENIOR YEAR.

 

The following PSU Faculty are available for General Advising in the area of International Studies:

 

Stephen Frenkel
East Hall 338
Phone: (503) 725-5085
E-mail: sfrenkel@pdx.edu

Shawn Smallman
East Hall 345
Phone: (503) 725-9978
E-mail: smallmans@pdx.edu

 

Foreign Language Advising: Student must demonstrate competence in an appropriate foreign language either by completing the second year of the language in the final term or by consulting with the World Languages Department. Information on advising, placement and placement tests for foreign languages can be found on the Department of World Language and Literatures Advising page.