Academic Advising

The academic advising experience at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs is hands-on and personal. It is a relationship in which both the advisor and student contribute. The goal is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students can explore academic and career options, discuss concerns, and creatively construct an undergraduate or graduate experience that helps achieve personal, academic, and career goals.

There are expectations of advisors and students during academic advising. Students can expect respect and individual attention. In turn, students are expected to keep appointments, follow up on resources suggested, and arrive to advising meetings prepared. It is also expected that students should arrange at least one advising appointment per year to confirm that all academic requirements are being met. Together, students can work with advisors to maximize their experience here at Georgia Tech and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

INTA Advisors

Each Georgia Tech student is assigned to one or more academic advisors. These advisors will help students plan their schedules and link students to valuable academic and career resources on campus. Advisors are listed below. In addition to the main advisors, students should also consider meeting with faculty members to talk about research opportunities, academic focus, and career advice.

Undergraduate Advisor

Stephanie JacksonStephanie Jackson
Assistant Director - Undergraduate Advising and Professional Development
Office: Habersham/Ivan Allen College, Room 156
Phone: 404.894.0342
E-mail: stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu

Stephanie joined the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 2005 and serves as the Undergraduate Advisor and International Plan Coordinator. She provides student services support to all INTA, IAML, and EIA undergraduates as well as career guidance to all undergraduate and graduate students within the Nunn School.

Stephanie has a Master's of International Affairs in International Development from Ohio University and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Howard University. She is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Georgia Association of International Educators, and the National Academic Advising Association.

Graduate Advisor

Vince PedicinoVince Pedicino
Assistant Director - Graduate Advising and Enrollement Services
Office: Habersham/Ivan Allen College, Room 157
Phone: 404.894.1905
E-mail: vince.pedicino [at] inta.gatech.edu

Vince first joined the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in 1995 as an undergraduate student. He currently is serving as the Graduate Advisor and provides student services support to all MSIA and PhD students as well as coordinates the graduate programs. Additionally, he manages the registration process for all International Affairs courses.

Vince received his Master’s of International Affairs (2007) and his Bachelor of International Affairs (1999) from Georgia Tech. He is an active participant in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

Advising By Program

BS International Affairs Advising

Students pursuing the BS in International Affairs degree should seek advising at least once per year from stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu (Stephanie Jackson), the INTA Undergraduate Advisor.

BS International Affairs and Modern Languages Advising

Students pursuing the International Affairs/Modern Languages (IAML) major should seek advising at least once per year from both stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu (Stephanie Jackson), the INTA Undergraduate Advisor, and a Modern Languages advisor in the language they are pursuing. IAML students must also seek approval for all language classes they will use towards the Modern Languages portion of their degrees. Please consult a ML advisor when deciding language classes.

BS Economics and International Affairs Advising

Students pursuing the Economics and International Affairs (EIA) major should seek advising from tony [at] econ.gatech.edu (Tony Gallego)

, Academic Advisor for the School of Economics. EIA students are also secondarily advised by stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu (Stephanie Jackson), INTA Undergraduate Advisor.

Five-Year BS/MS in International Affairs

Students pursuing or interested in the Five-Year BS/MS should seek advising from vince.pedicino [at] inta.gatech.edu (Vince Pedicino)

, the INTA Graduate Advisor.

MS in International Affairs

Students pursuing the MS in International Affairs should seek advising from vince.pedicino [at] inta.gatech.edu (Vince Pedicino), the INTA Graduate Advisor.

International Plan Advising for INTA majors

INTA, IAML, and EIA students pursuing the International Plan designation should seek advising from stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu (Stephanie Jackson), INTA Undergraduate Advisor.

Other Advisors on Campus

Please see the full list of campus advisors to contact an advisor for more information about majors, minors, and certificates outside of International Affairs.

Making Appointments

To set up an appointment with Stephanie Jackson, use the online appointment system. If you have difficulty using this system, you can e-mail stephanie.jackson [at] inta.gatech.edu (Stephanie) directly. To make an appointment with Vince, you can email vince.pedicino [at] inta.gatech.edu (Vince) directly. Students majoring in IAML should also set up appointments with a Modern Languages advisor. If you e-mail an advisor to set up an appointment, include dates and times you are available and how much time you think you will need for an appointment. While typical appointments last between ten and twenty minutes, students can request longer appointments for more complex concerns. Your appointment time will be e-mailed to you.

Walk-in Hours

Some advisors post walk-in hours on their doors, welcoming students to "walk-in" for advising meetings without set appointment times. Check with specific advisors about their walk-in times.