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The Advising Wizard is here to help you pursue your degree in international studies. Here are some frequently asked questions about the process.

For courses I have taken on campus, who should I see to know whether they count for my major?

If you want to count a course in your regional specialization, the track director is the person to contact.

If you want to count a course in your discipline, the chair of the respective department is the person to contact.

For courses taken abroad from one of our schools abroad, who should I see to know whether they count for my major?

First of all, these courses are automatically transferred for general credit.

Second of all, if you want to count a course in your discipline, then you should contact the chair of the respective department. However, if you want to count a course in your regional specialization, the track director is the person to contact. This course does not have to be validated by the chair of the department since it does not have to count for the major in the discipline considered.

For courses taken abroad, but not from one of our schools abroad, who should I see to know whether they count for my major?

If this is a course counting for your discipline, you need to get pre-approval from the chair of the respective department before going abroad, and then when you are back, you need her/his final approval.

If this is a course counting for your regional specialization, you need to get pre-approval from the track director before going abroad, and then when you are back, you need her/his final approval.

How many courses taken abroad can I count towards my major?

For courses counting for your discipline, it varies across departments. It may go up to two courses. You need to contact the chair of the respective department. See questions above also.

For courses counting towards your regional specialization, and starting with the 2009 requirements, you must have three courses in the region aside your courses in the discipline that may be on the region as well. There is no double counting, and these courses must be taken in at least two different departments. You can in theory count three courses taken abroad as part of your regional specialization. However, it is very rare that you can do that in one of our programs. You need the pre-approval of the track director before going abroad.