Academic Advising

Discover why International Studies at Fredonia is unique...

One of the reasons is the program's individualized academic advising. In addition to the individual sessions with the advisor held in the Fall and Spring during the campus advising week, IS majors and minors have numerous opportunities throughout the academic year to meet personally the coordinator of International Studies.

What is the significance of academic advising?

Academic advising is integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education.

What are the benefits of academic advising?

Students learn to become members of the higher education community and to reflect about their roles and duties as students. Academic advising is a pillar of the learning process, as it provides students with a focus, a sense of purpose and sound guidance towards the completion of the curriculum in a timely fashion.

The coordinator of International Studies keeps open lines of communication with all majors and minors. On a regular basis, students receive information on university deadlines, program requirements and internship, study abroad and job opportunities.

Our mission is to provide an unique interdisciplinary learning environment in which students acquire in depth knowledge of concepts, theories and a solid understanding of world cultures, history and international politics through a variety of perspectives and research methods. The curriculum supports an active and collaborative learning process through the interaction between faculty members and students; courses are designed to prepare students to conduct research, acquire analytical and writing skills and obtain knowledge of a foreign language. The program integrates high quality academic work with professional preparation.


Need advising in International Studies?

If you are currently a major or minor in international studies, or if you are interested in the program, contact Dr. Ivani Vassoler, coordinator of International Studies


International Studies

Thompson Hall E388
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-4672