WMU student speaks with global and international studies advisor.

Whether you are curious about global and international studies, or on your way to earning your major or minor, please pay us a visit.

As a global and international studies student at Western Michigan University, you will receive specialized, one-on-one attention from our program advisor. The director of the program and its faculty instructors are also eager to assist you in reaching your academic goals.

Our offices are located in 2047 Moore Hall. We offer walk-in hours and appointments to discuss the opportunities offered in the major, help to plan your courses and begin to think about your plans after graduation.

Please email Lauren Carney or call (269) 387-5653 to make an advising appointment.

For general education advising, please visit the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate advising office.

Drop in advising and appointments (Summer 2015)

Advising will be unavailable during May 4 to 15. If you have immediate advising needs prior to these dates, please be schedule an appointment with Yumi Takahasi-Ede or Kerrie Harvey in the CAS Undergraduate Advising Office.

It's a good idea to check our Facebook or Twitter page for any temporary changes in advising hours.

Drop in advising is available:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Appointments are available:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8:00 to noon
Wednesday and Friday, all day

To schedule an appointment contact:
Lauren Carney
Academic Advisor
Global and international studies
2047 Moore Hall
Phone: (269) 387-5653
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What you should expect from us

We will:

  • Assess your progress toward completing your major or minor.
  • Discuss internship possibilities, volunteer opportunities and ways to be involved on campus and in the community.
  • Encourage and offer guidance for succeeding academically.
  • Explore how global and international studies fits with your career goals.
  • Offer recommendations about new and upcoming courses.
  • Refer you to other campus offices that will support your success at WMU.
  • Share information about course availability so that you can plan your schedule accordingly.
  • Share information about speakers, events, deadlines and more.

What we expect from you

We expect that you will:

  • Consider the Global and International Studies Student Lounge in 2046 Moore Hall your space!
  • Contact us by email or phone if you have questions.
  • Explore how global and international studies fits with your career goals.
  • Let us know about speakers, events, deadlines and more.
  • Communicate with us if there is any way for us to better serve you.
  • Spend some time considering what your academic and professional interests are.
  • Tell us about your experiences—positive, negative, or ambivalent—with the program.