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Advising Resources

The Center of International Studies is happy to help students choose their program of study, select classes, plan for study away, and pursue their dream careers. Students can use the following links or scroll to learn more about advising resources at the CIS.

Please visit the University Registrar for the current academic calendar and upcoming deadlines

For more information, contact us at Yamada International House or reach out to one of our faculty members.


Advising for Undergraduate Students

Add/Change Your Major or Certificate

Current Ohio University students can apply online to change their program of study. Any student, whether they are currently enrolled at the CIS or another department, can apply to add a second major, change their major to Global Studies, or add a certificate to their current course of study.

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Academic Advising 

For general inquiries about enrolling in the CIS or Global Studies program requirements, please contact the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs. Students should meet with their academic advisor for questions regarding scheduling.

General Questions

Dr. Cutcher is available to help students with questions including: graduation requirements, DARS exceptions and course substitutions, withdrawals, and transfer credits as well as study abroad advising and foreign study checklists. You can schedule a virtual appointment with Dr. Cutcher.

Dr. Catherine Cutcher 
Assistant Director, Global Studies Programs 
Center for International Studies 
Yamada International House 106 
Ohio University 
Athens, OH 45701 
(740) 597-2756 
Email: cutcher@ohio.edu 

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Academic Advising

Please consult one of our faculty advisors before scheduling your classes for the next semester. Your major determines which faculty member will help you with your academic advising.

African Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Studies - Africa (BA4405) major. Please email Dr. Wangui to schedule an advising session.

Edna Wangui
Director, Global Studies Programs
Associate Professor, Geography
Ohio University
(740) 593-1097
Clippinger 107
Email: wangui@ohio.edu

Asian Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Studies - Asia (BA4406) major. Please email Dr. Morgan to schedule an advising session.

Dr. Charlie V. Morgan
Asian Studies Undergraduate Advisor
Associate Professor of Sociology
Bentley Annex 111
740-593-1371
Email: morganc3@ohio.edu

European Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Studies - Europe (BA4407) major. Please email Dr. Mosher to schedule an advising session.

Dr. James Mosher
Associate Professor, Political Science
Bentley Annex 235
740-593-4383
Email: mosherj@ohio.edu

Global Leadership Center

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Leadership (CTGLCU) certificate program. Please email Dr. LeRiche to schedule an advising session.

Dr. Matthew LeRiche
Director of the Global Leadership Center
Assistant Professor, Global Studies
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 115
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1851
Email: leriche@ohio.edu

Latin American Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Studies - Latin America (BA4408) major. Please email Dr. Hughes to schedule an advising session.

Dr. Arthur Hughes
Director of Latin American Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 115
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1835
Email: hughesa@ohio.edu

War and Peace Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Global Studies - War and Peace (BA4409) major. Please email Dr. Sandal to schedule an advising session.

Dr. Nukhet Sandal
Associate Professor, Political Science
Bentley Annex 259
Email: sandal@ohio.edu

Advising Resources

To make the most out of your advising session, we recommend students come to their advising session with classes in mind. Students can take four steps to prepare:

  • Start by checking your enrollment appointment to see when you may begin registering for classes. Be sure to schedule your advising session before the enrollment period begins.
  • Next, review your DARS and consider what requirements you still need to fill.
  • You should also browse the course offerings to see what classes look interesting. Most students will enroll in three to five classes, but you may want to brainstorm a list of eight to 10 classes to discuss with your advisor. 
  • Finally, you should begin thinking about how you will meet the study away requirements. Academic advising is a great time to ask questions about study away.

For guidance on how to find your DARS, register for classes, and more, please consult the University's Registrar's How to & FAQ.


Advising for Graduate Students

Academic Advising

Please consult your program director before scheduling your classes each semester. Your program director is your primary advisor.  

African Studies 

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the African Studies Program and schedule an advising session with Dr. Negash.

Dr. Ghirmai Negash
Director, African Studies Program

Professor, English & African Literature

(740) 593-1832

Yamada International House 113

Email: negashg@ohio.edu

Asian Studies 

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Asian Studies program and schedule an advising session with Dr. Suzuki.

Dr. Takaaki Suzuki

Director of Asian Studies
Professor, Political Science

740-593-4378

Yamada International House 114 /Bentley Annex 231
Email: suzuki@ohio.edu

 
Communication and Development Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the Communication and Development Studies Program and schedule an advising session with Dr. Pant.

Dr. Saumya Pant

Director of Communication & Development Studies
Professor of Instruction, School of Media Arts and Studies

740-597-9009 and 740-593-1833

Yamada International House 116

Email: pant@ohio.edu

International Development Studies 

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the International Development Studies Program and schedule an advising session with Dr. Kendhammer.

Dr. Brandon Kendhammer

Director of International Development Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science

740-593-1841

Email: kendhamm@ohio.edu

 

Latin American Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for Latin American Studies Program and schedule an advising session with Dr. Hughes.

Dr. Arthur Hughes
Director of Latin American Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages
Yamada International House 115
740-593-1835
Email: hughesa@ohio.edu

War and Peace Studies

Visit the course catalog see a list of graduation requirements for the War and Peace Studies Program and schedule an advising session with Dr. LeRiche.

Dr. Matthew LeRiche

Director of the Global Leadership Center and War and Peace Program
Assistant Professor, Global Studies

740-593-1851

Email: leriche@ohio.edu

 

Advising for All Students

Advising for International Students

International students should be sure to the Office of International Student and Faculty Services before changing their schedule. ISFS advisors are available to help with immigration compliance, travel permissions, work restrictions, and more.

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Study Away Advising

If you are preparing for your study away experience, the Office of Global Opportunities can help advise you on current programs, partner institutions, and funding opportunities. We recommend students consult an advisor a few semesters before they hope to go abroad as funding applications are often due before program applications.

We also recommend that you work with your academic advisor to ensure your study away experience meets graduation requirements.

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Career Advising

For additional help pursuing your dream career, we encourage students to take advantage of the excellent resources available on campus.

CIS students may receive course credit for their internship work. Please consult the sample syllabus to learn about requirements. Undergraduate students can contact Dr. Cutcher with questions. Graduate students contact your program director.