To learn about the IA Dual Major and Minor, and for basic administrative questions, students should make an appointment, stop by the office, and/or email Grace Lyons (  in the Political Science Department Office, Horton Hall Rm. 321. 

IA students should meet with an IA faculty advisor once per year or more frequently as needed to plan their course of study and ensure a timely graduation.  During the plan of study appointment, an IA advisor works with each student to map out and revise a course plan to meet IA requirements (including second language and international experience), Discovery or general education requirements, and primary major requirements.  It is helpful if students have already met with the primary major advisor, but not required.

To make an appointment with IA faculty advisors, log into MyWildcat Success at, choose COLA, choose International Affairs, and choose “meet with another advisor” or walk-in to posted office hours.

Walk-in office hours are:

Smita Lahiri, Ph.D.
Advising Hours in Horton Hall, Room 316B:
Tuesdays from 1:00 - 3:00PM and by appointment

Heather Austin
Advising Hours in Horton Hall, Room 312C:
Mondays from 1:00 - 3:00PM and by appointment

Meet our Academic Advisors