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The International Studies Major is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Letters & Science. New students interested in declaring the IS Major should meet with the IS Peer advisor and attend one of our workshops.


List of IS Major Internship Opportunities

If you’re thinking about an internship, the International Internship Program and International Studies Major have compiled a list of openings.  2016 just started, but please keep in mind that many Summer and Fall 2016 internship applications must be submitted by February 21st.  L&S also offers scholarship funding for students who are taking summer classes or doing summer internships, ranging from $2,000 – $5,000.  More information is available on the L&S website.

Joel Clark, the IS Major Career Advisor, is available to answer any questions about internships or the career process.  His walk-in hours and WiscCal schedule are available here.


Spring Walk-In Hours

On a sunny December day, pedestrians walk past the University Square complex and Student Services Tower at 333 East Campus Mall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Dec. 4, 2012. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

On a sunny December day, pedestrians walk past the University Square complex. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

The Spring IS Major Advising Schedule is as follows:

Spring 2016 Walk-In Advising hours:
Monday 11:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday noon-1:00pm
Thursday 10:00am-noon

For information about academic advising appointments, career advising and peer advising, visit our Advising Page.


IS Major Advisor Kirsten Brown’s Office has Moved!

Golden light reflects off the front of Ingraham Hall during a summer sunset. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Jeff Miller Date: 6/04 File#: D100 digital camera frame 5553

Ingraham Hall, home of the International Studies Major (Photo by: Jeff Miller)

IS Major Advisor Kirsten Brown has moved from her office in 301 down the hall to 332 Ingraham.  If you are meeting with Kirsten for either walk-in advising or a scheduled appointment, please go to 301 Ingraham,  sign in on the computer, have a seat in one of the chairs, and Kirsten will come get you.  If there is no front desk worker and Kirsten does not come to get you within 5 minutes of your appointment time, please walk down to room 332.  Thank you for your help during this transition time.  Hopefully the IS Major will be in our new office space (333) by the start of Spring 2015!


Fond Farewell to IS Major Advisor, Dreux Montgomery

Dreux Montgomery

IS Major Advisor, Dreux Montgomery

It is with a heavy heart and wonderful wishes that we say goodbye to IS Major advisor Dreux Montgomery.  Over the summer Dreux took a job at UC-Berkeley.  We are excited for Dreux and his family to take on this new adventure in sunny California. However, the IS Major community will miss his thoughtful insight and  willingness to welcome students in a variety of languages.  For the time being, Kirsten Brown will be addressing all advising for the International Studies Major.  If you were previously working with Dreux, please feel free to schedule your next advising appointment with Kirsten using WiscCal or use walk-in hours.

Dreux also advised for the Asian Studies Major -Concentration in East Asia and  East Asian Studies Certificate.  IS Major students who worked with Druex in this capacity should contact Mike Cullinane, a faculty associate in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.  We will miss Dreux and wish him a wonderful next adventure!


International Studies Major alumna, Jenna Bushnell recognized for her work

Jenna Bushnell

IS Major alumna, Jenna Bushnell

The Morgridge Center for Public Service has recognized Jenna Bushnell for her work with the Peace Corps.

A 2014 graduate, Bushnell serves as a public affairs specialist in the Peace Corps’s Washington, DC office.

“It’s my job to tell the wonderful stories of Peace Corps volunteers and let Americans know how they can make a difference by serving others,” says Bushnell.

For more information and the full story please visit the Morgridge Center for Public Service.


Career Events

Fall is a great time to develop your resume with an internship.  Please check the weekly IS Major e-newsletter and like our Facebook page for updates about internship and job postings.   Also, please check our events website for upcoming information.

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

Lijiang, China (Photo Credit: Dreux Montgomery)

Also, L&S Career Services can help you build and improve on your skills and learn about the following areas: mock interviewing, networking with alumni, job searching strategies, and  tailoring resumes or cover letters.

For more information  please visit their website.