Academic Advising

Karmen Berger International Studies academic advisor
                      Karmen Berger
 International Studies Academic Advisor

Karmen Berger advises International Studies students who have earned 30 semester hours (s.h.) or more. Email questions to

All first-semester students and students with 0 - 29 s.h. are advised in the Academic Advising Center


Review the requirements for the IS B.A. here.

Use the International Studies Course Database (click on the map to the left) to find approved courses for the IS major by semester. 

For a video tutorial "How to Use the IS Course Database," please click on this photo below: 

How to use the IS Database


Declared IS majors can use the online scheduler (located in MyUI/ Student Info/ Advising Appointment) to make an IS academic advising appointment, or to find out when Karmen's Drop-In Advising times are (no appointment necessary):

All other students are invited to call the International Studies Program (319-384-1328) for assistance with appointments or other questions.

Business hours for the International Studies Program are 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:30p.m., Monday - Friday.

Students who wish to declare or drop the International Studies B.A. can contact the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Office of Academic Programs & Student Development: 120 Schaeffer Hall; 319-335-2633;