University of Wisconsin–Madison

Academic Advising

Advising is essential to a successful undergraduate experience. For this reason, the International Studies Major has an academic advisor, a peer advisor, and a career advisor. We recommend that you meet with your advisor at least once per semester to track progress towards your degree, explore study abroad options, and begin the career exploration process.

Just have a quick question? Feel free to email the IS Major advisor. The email should come from your email account (why?and include your Campus ID number. If it is an ongoing email conversation, please include the history.

Prior to sending your email, please check our website for answers to frequently asked questions.  If it is determined that your question cannot be answered via email you may be asked to make an appointment.

  • How to Meet with an Advisor

    1. Attend an Intro to the IS Major Workshop.

    2. Schedule an appointment with an IS Major Advisor via WisCal or email.

    3. Or see our walk-in-advising hours and stop by with a quick question.

    *Please note that during busy times in the semester, the IS Major advisor’s schedule will fill up quickly so it is best to plan ahead.

  • Advising Hours

    Appointments with Molly Donnellan: Click here.

    Walk-in Advising Spring 2018: Mondays 12-3pm & Thursdays 1-4pm

    Peer Advising Spring 2018: Mondays 3:30-4:30pm, Tuesdays 10am-12pm & Thursday 2-3pm (until 4pm on days without workshop)

    *All IS Major advising takes place in 333 Ingraham Hall.

    Peace Corps Advising Spring 2018: Wednesdays 11-1 and Thursdays 3-5 *check the Peace Corps website for updated hours and locations.

  • Advising while Abroad

    Students who are studying abroad and need to meet with the IS Major advisor can schedule Skype advising appointments.  Schedule through the WisCal link and please remember that WiscCal functions in the Central Time Zone.  After you have scheduled your advising appointment, please email the advisor with your Skype user name and the date/time of your appointment.

Advising Staff

Molly Donnellan, Academic Advisor: Molly advises for the International Studies Major. Walk-in hours are listed above, and students should attend an Intro to the IS Major Workshop before scheduling their first appointment with Molly. Students can also email with a question. Schedule an appointment here.


Csanád Siklós, PhD., Academic Advisor: Csanàd advises for the International Studies Major, as well as certificate programs within the Institute for Regional and International Studies. Students can email directly to schedule an appointment.


Megan Diermeier, Peer Advisor: Megan introduces students to the International Studies major, declarations/cancellations, and reading your DARS. Students can direct their questions at