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.

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.


Develop your Resume with Undergraduate Publication Opportunities

Student Jamie Carroll studies in the Ebling Library inside the Health Sciences Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 23, 2008. ©UW-Madison University Communications 608/262-0067 Photo by: Bryce Richter Date: 07/08 File#: D3 digital camera frame 6252

Jamie Carroll studies in the Ebling Library
(Photo by: Bryce Richter)

There are several opportunities for IS Major to publish their papers or work in undergraduate journals.  The Journal of Politics & International Affairs (JPIA) edited by Ohio State University and The Journal of Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are both soliciting submissions for their Fall issue.  You can read more about all of these opportunities in the IS Major Newsletter.

Fond Farewell to IS Major Advisor, Dreux Montgomery

Dreux Montgomery

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!

Fall 2015 Advising Hours

Rebecca Stern, studies in the Historical Society library reading room. (Photo credit: Jeff Miller)

Rebecca Stern, studies in the Historical Society library reading room. (Photo credit: Jeff Miller)

Fall IS Major Walk-In Advising Hours are:
Monday 1:00-4:00pm
Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00-10:00am

Walk-In Career Advising starts September 7th.  Joel is available from 1:00-3:00pm on Monday in 301 Ingraham Hall, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm in Social Sciences 8111, and Thursdays: 9:30-12:30pm in North Hall 306.

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.


People relax along the Memorial Union Terrace. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

People relax along the Memorial Union Terrace. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

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