Undergraduate Advising

Global Studies Undergraduate Advising

Take a look at the sidebar to the left for answers to many frequently asked questions about the major (major requirements, joining the major, pre-global studies major requirements, petitioning courses, the foreign language requirement), registration resources, study abroad, career planning, and other common topics. We have most resources you'll need to navigate your time in the major at UCSB on those pages to the left!

If you do not see an answer to your question, please consider contacting us via email, booking an appointment, or attending drop-ins. We offer a mix of in-person and virtual services, with pre-scheduled appointments held in-person or virtually, and drop-in advising held virtually for now. Read on for details!

If the resources in the left sidebar (or at the bottom of this page, if you're reading on a mobile device) do not answer your question, please reach out to the undergraduate advising office through these options:

  • Email the undergraduate advising office:

    • global-advising@ucsb.edu

    • Include your name and perm # and email from your UCSB email account, if you are a student (your email will sometimes go into our spam folder if sent from a personal email):

    • Please allow at least one full business day (M-F, excluding holidays) for a response to your email, and longer during busier times of the quarter (for example, the begininng of registration pass times and the first two weeks of each quarter.)

  • Schedule an appointment or attend drop-ins (no appointment necessary):



FERPA disclaimer: Student records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Academic advisors may not release a student's educational record to any third party without the student's written consent. This includes parents, siblings, and roommates. If you would like to include a third party in your meeting, please email us and we will send you the required form. To assure our meeting is private, please make sure you find a quiet place where you won't be interrupted or where our Zoom conversation won't be overheard. Headphones are strongly recommended if you will be attending our meeting in a more public location (campus spaces, coffee shop, etc.)



Meet with a peer advisor for...

routine progress checks, foreign language questions, study abroad brainstorming, early career and internship exploration, how to join the major, schedule planning, petitioning courses, final graduation checks, and other quicker questions

  • For Emily's appointment and drop-in information, click here

  • For Micaela's appointment and drop-in information, click here

Meet with a staff advisor for...

all of the above, plus more complex situations (academic difficulty, complex foreign language situations, schedule planning for students joining the major later, including juniors and seniors and transfers, complex petition questions, careers and internships, study abroad petitions, course waitlists and enrollment issues, returning Gauchos, etc.)

  • For Meghan's appointment and drop-in information, click here

  • For Taylor's appointment and drop-in information, click here.

Undergraduate advising team email: