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INTS COVID-19 Updates

A Message Concerning International Study Waivers

Dear students,

Given the travel restrictions still in place in many countries and the recent cancellation of the majority of Texas A&M sponsored abroad programs for the summer, the Department of International Studies has approved a waiver of the International Experience requirement for students who are on track to graduate by December 2021 in order to ensure their timely graduation.

Students that need to avail themselves of the waiver are required to complete the following google form (https://forms.gle/ySFsEha9rA3hW6T78) and meet with an INTS advisor.

The waiver addresses ONLY the International Experience requirement–students will still need to complete the coursework necessary to earn all the credits required by their degree (i.e. Area Studies, Foreign Language). To help students complete their coursework, the Department of International Studies will offer summer courses suitable to fulfill most of the areas of the INTS and MODL degrees.

We are ready to adapt to the potential upcoming changes in the extremely fluid global situation we are living through. All the while we will work to preserve the health and well-being of our families, friends, and our university and local communities, as well as the integrity of the INTS degree.

Thank you for your patience, your good will, and your commitment to Texas A&M.

Best wishes,

Dept. of International Studies

 

Main office

Although the INTS department remains open, as of Friday, March 20, at 5:00 pm, the Academic Building is closed and only accessible to faculty, staff, and other authorized personnel. The best way to contact members of the department is through email:

Advisors              intsadvising@tamu.edu

Faculty                 individual faculty email addresses can be found in the faculty directory.

General               intsbusiness@tamu.edu

Phone:  979-845-2124

 

Advising

  • Academic advisors are available during regular business hours for remote/virtual advising through Zoom or, if needed, by phone. Virtual advising appointments can be made in Navigate, which can be accessed through Howdy under the My Record tab. Information on how to connect to Zoom at the time of your appointment will be sent in your appointment confirmation and reminder emails under “Additional Details”. You can access Zoom through TAMU at https://tamu.zoom.us.
  • Since available appointments will be limited, we ask that any quick questions be sent via email (intsadvising@tamu.edu) so that students who need more in-depth advising assistance can access appointment times. When requesting advising assistance via email, please be sure to use your TAMU email address, and include your full name and UIN so that we can review your record as needed.
  • Students wishing to Q-drop classes should submit their Q-drop form by April 30th, 5:00 pm deadline at the following link: http://tx.ag/acadqdropform. You will receive an email from an advisor once your course has been Q dropped, or if additional information is needed prior to dropping your course. Other forms that need an advisor’s signature can be sent via email to intsadvising@tamu.edu.

 

Spring 2021 course descriptions

Information about Spring 2021 courses and course descriptions are available online.

 

Language tutoring

Language tutors will be available via virtual tutoring sessions.

 

Placement tests

The department has suspended regular placement testing at this time. If you are a currently registered student and require a placement test in order to register for Summer or Fall 2020 classes, please contact clla-ints-testing@tamu.edu

Further instructions will be posted as soon as the new system is in place.