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Faculty Advisor:  The role of the faculty advisor as mentor is central to the program. Students interested in applying to the program should contact a faculty member with whom they have a common area of interest to act as their advisor and mentor, typically one of the International Studies Department core faculty, or an outside faculty member with expertise in the student’s concentration areas. For a list of faculty outside the INTL department who have served as faculty advisors to undergraduate majors, click here.

Undergraduate Advisor: Every term, two INTL Graduate Students serve as advisors to undergraduate INTL and PINS majors, and to UO students considering applying for the INTL major program. The Undergraduate Advisors are able to provide advising about the International Studies Undergraduate Program. They can assist with student questions about specific INTL major requirements, the application process, clearance for graduation, and general UO requirements for INTL majors.

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IS Undergraduate Advisors
Office: 304 PLC

Click here for current hours.

For immediate concerns, please contact Kenlei Cowell, our Undergraduate Coordinator, at


Are you an INTL Major currently abroad and needing advising?

You can email the advisors at

Please provide your first and last name, and your student ID when emailing advisors.

Please use email ( only if you are abroad and can NOT drop-in for advising. Advisors prioritize face-to-face advising.

Our advisors and faculty seek to work closely with students to help guide them in a way that is sensitive to their personal goals and needs. We realize students face many challenges to completing their degrees, but we are committed to supporting all our students with resources at UO.

Please note: INTL Professor Kristin Yarris, INTL Professor Derrick Hindery, and INTL Undergraduate Coordinator Kenlei Cowell are Dreamer Allies who have committed to provide moral support and appropriate referrals for Dreamer students and that they will not share a student’s immigration status if revealed to them. Nonetheless, remember that when interacting with faculty, staff and offices around campus you are never required to reveal your immigration status.