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To request approval to take a summer course away from Georgetown, you must submit the non-GU Summer Course approval form.  Submission of the form should be done BEFORE you register for any course(s).

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Withdrawing from a course(s): Deadline is Monday, March 17th. If you are having trouble in a course and contemplating a withdrawal, please contact your dean. Students must submit a withdrawal request through MyAccess via the Registration Folder. The Deans will no longer accept add/drop forms for course withdrawal.

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A reminder that the deadline for turning in all work for Incompletes from fall 2013 is March 15, 2014.

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Georgetown University in Turkey

The McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies is an Ottoman-era villa located in the historic district of Alanya, Turkey. Alanya is a city of 380,000 inhabitants located about ninety minutes east of Antalya and a
short flight from Istanbul. Students attend classes at the center and are served full meals from Monday to Friday. The villa also houses a library, study areas, and faculty and staff offices. The terraced gardens, planted with tangerine, lemon, pomegranate, bougainvillea, and cypress, offer spectacular views of the sea, the Taurus mountains, and the city.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

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Struggling with that problem set? Well, you're in luck! The SFS Dean's Office and the Economics Department jointly sponsor a tutoring program for principles of economics students, so you can get the help you need at no cost to you! Sessions are held Sundays through Wednesdays in ICC 105 between 8 and 10 pm with the following fabulous tutors (Tutoring begins Mon., 1/20, due to the MLK holiday weekend, and returns to a regular schedule on 1/26):

Sundays: Berin Senné (MICRO) and Tyler Patrick (MACRO)

Mondays: Alec Orgera (MACRO) and Anirudha Vaddadi (BOTH)

Tuesdays: Kurt Wasserman (MACRO) and Alex Cave (BOTH)

Wednesdays: Kelly O'Keefe (MICRO) and John Horton (BOTH)

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Attached is the workshop schedule for Spring 2014. The first workshop is "Time Management" on 1/15. Additionally, some workshops are available on our website: academicsupport.georgetown.edu, just click on "Academic Support". Below are updates on the other services that the ARC provides. 

Foreign Language Tutor Requests:
Students who are receiving a C or less through intermediate II are able to apply to have an individual tutor through the ARC.  Tutor requests will be accepted January 27until March 19, 2014. The student would need to come to the Academic Resource Center (Leavey 335), M-F, 9-5pm to apply for a tutor.

ARC Drop-In Tutoring
(No Tutoring: 2/16, 3/10-3/16, 4/20)
Sundays: 7:00-9:00pm, ICC 204A
Wednesdays: 7:00-9:00pm, WAL 494A

General Chemistry-
(No Tutoring: 2/16, 3/10-3/16, 4/20)
Sundays: 6:00-9:00pm, ICC 113
Information about Academic Support through the ARC can be found here: http://academicsupport.georgetown.edu/academic/ 

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Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.

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To declare your major, you need to meet with the curricular dean of the major and deans' schedules fill up. Students who do not meet this deadline will be blocked for preregistration, and the fact that you missed an important deadline will be noted in your file. Please don't go there. The procedure of major declaration can be found at: http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors/declaration. More information on the majors can be found at: http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors.

Students have to declare their major before starting to work on study abroad applications, thus those intending to meet the February 11th study abroad deadline should have declared their majors within January.

The deans for each of the majors are as follows:

CULP: Dean Anthony Pirrotti

IECO: Dean Mitch Kaneda

IHIS: Dean Anthony Pirrotti

IPEC: Dean Mitch Kaneda

IPOL: Dean Elizabeth Arsenault (International Law or Security)/ Dean Billingslea (Foreign Policy)

RCST: Dean Emily Zenick

STIA: Dean Mini Murphy

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The Georgetown University International Travel Policy was instituted by President DeGioia's Executive Committee in the Fall of 2012 and can be reviewed here

This policy is intended to address the risks of international travel in a comprehensive and consistent manner and to make members of the University community aware of resources available to them while undertaking international travel.

All GU students, faculty, and staff participating in international travel supported by or related to the University are required, at minimum, to register with the University before traveling overseas using theInternational SOS Personal Travel Locator tool.

Certain student travel may also require specific approval, so for a step-by-step checklist that will guide you through the policy requirements, go tooip.georgetown.edu/policies-and-resources/#Checklists.

Questions?  Please contact Catey Williams (cah46) or Liz Greenfeld (eae6).

NOTE:  The GU International Travel Policy does not apply to students, faculty, and staff traveling internationally for personal reasons or on non-university-sponsored trips. 

If you are a student studying abroad through the Office of International Programs, the approval requirements of this policy have been incorporated into the OIP study abroad process, but you must still individually register your travel prior to departure. Please contact your Overseas Studies Advisor with questions or concerns.

If you are an international student or scholar and would like further information about your immigration requirements for travel outside of the United States and reentry to the U.S., please contact your IS advisor.

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Sophomore year is a time of decision making, in selecting your major and applying for study abroad. You also need to be conscious about your major while selecting courses, since for some majors there are specific courses that should be taken during the sophomore year. Here are some guidelines.

1. Major Declaration

The major declaration period begins at the conclusion of Add-Drop in September and ends on the Friday before Spring Break. If you are applying for study abroad, your major has to be declared prior to initiating the study abroad application. The procedure of major declaration can be found at:http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors/declaration/

Don't wait: If you already know your major, you should not wait to declare, as you can start establishing relationships with the curricular dean (the dean in charge of each major)* and the faculty mentor (if you choose to have one)**. Even if you are indecisive, don't worry about going ahead; you will not be prevented from changing your major in the future as long as there is a good academic justification and you can still graduate on time.

More information on the majors can be found at:http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/majors/

You can also start thinking if you would like to pursue one of the certificates, 

http://bsfs.georgetown.edu/academics/certificates/. Advising for certificates is done by individual certificate programs.

*Starting with major declaration, your advising dean changes from your first-year (or transfer) dean to the curricular dean.

** Having a faculty mentor is optional; a student who chooses to have a mentor is expected to construct a meaningful relationship with the faculty member. 

2. Study Abroad Application

Some of the study abroad application deadlines are during the fall semester. Identify the program and the semester for which you wish to apply and make sure you know the deadline!


3. Major-Related Courses during Sophomore Year

The following are general recommendations. You need to contact the curricular dean for choice of courses that would match your specific study goals and study abroad plan. You can now see how important it is to declare early and start working with your curricular dean.

CULTURE AND POLITICS: If you plan to study abroad in the fall of your junior year, you should consider taking Theorizing Culture and Politics (CULP 045) in the spring of your sophomore year. All students interested in CULP must attend a CULP Information Session (see Globe for dates and times) before meeting one-on-one with Dean Gregory.

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS: It is ideal to take Intermediate Micro in the fall, followed by Econ Stats or Intermediate Macro in the spring especially if you may study abroad during junior year. If Intermediate Micro is full or does not fit your fall schedule, you can get started with Intermediate Macro or Econ Stats. Calculus I is a prerequisite for these courses.

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY: Students must select an area of study around which they construct their major coursework. Students interested in the major should meet with Dean Pirrotti prior to declaring to discuss their areas of interest. All IHIS students take HIST 305 Global Perspectives (fall only). IHIS students who study abroad during junior year must take HIST 305 either as sophomores or as seniors.

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY: It is ideal to take Intermediate Micro in the fall, followed by Econ Stats in the spring especially if you may study abroad during junior year. If Intermediate Micro is full or does not fit your fall schedule, you can get started with Econ Stats. Calculus I is a prerequisite for these courses. If you have not yet taken GOVT-006, you should consider taking it this fall so that you can take GOVT-288 in the spring if you have room.

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: You should have taken GOVT 006 by the end of the fall, and GOVT 121 by the end of the spring. You may take one of the major courses in the spring. And you should strongly consider taking IPOL 320 Quantitative Methods for International Politics, especially if you plan to study abroad in the fall of junior year. All students interested in IPOL must attend a IPOL Information Session (see Globe for dates and times) before meeting one-on-one with Deans Arsenault and Billingslea.

REGIONAL & COMPARATIVE STUDIES: All RCST majors must choose a specific theme to explore within their region(s) of the world. This theme becomes the basis for course selection in the major. Student pursuing Regional Studies must explain how the theme applies to countries of interest within the selected region. Comparative majors must justify the selection of regions against their selected theme.

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: STIA majors should take STIA 305 Science & Tech in the Global Arena during the sophomore year.

The Add-Drop period is 8/26/2013 (starting times according to last names)to 9/7/2013http://registrar.georgetown.edu/


4. Career Planning

It is time to get started! http://careercenter.georgetown.edu/

Welcome back!

Mitch Kaneda, Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program (IECO and IPEC majors) 

Elizabeth Arsenault, Assistant Dean (IPOL major - concentrations International Law, Norms, and Institutions and International Security) 

Kendra Billingslea, Assistant Dean (IPOL major - concentration Foreign Policy and Policy Processes)

Maura Gregory, Assistant Dean (CULP major) 

Mini Murphy, Associate Dean (STIA major) 

Anthony Pirrotti, Assistant Dean (IHIS major) 

Emily Zenick, Assistant Dean (RCST major) 


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