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1. When is graduate orientation?

Graduate orientation will be held on campus on Thursday August 27 and Friday August 28. A more detailed schedule will be posted shortly.

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2. What listservs will I be signed up for?

GEP and NRSD MA students will be signed up for three listservs: one for our current students (GEP_NRSD-L-) and one for our community of alumni, faculty, and students (ENVIRPOLMA).  Job, internship, and research opportunities and upcoming GEP-sponsored events are shared through these listservs. All graduate students are also signed up for SISALLGRAD-L in order to receive important information from the Advising Office. 
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3. How do I access my student portal?

Click here to access your student portal, which contains financial aid information, your course schedule, grades, and transcript.

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4.  Where can I find on-campus employment?

Click here to view current openings for part-time staff.


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5. Where are my classes going to be held?

Once logged into your AU portal, click on "Academics," then click "My Class Schedule," and choose the current term. Room assignments are subject to change until the first week of classes, so it is a good idea to check your schedule the first day of class. For a map of campus, click here.

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7. Where is our Spanish class going to be held? 

NRSD Spanish will be held in SIS 349 each Wednesday from 9AM to 12:30PM.

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8. When and where is our orientation?

In addition to the general SIS Orientation on August 25, NRSD students will also have an NRSD specific orientation with Professor Jan Breitling from UPeace on Friday October 7 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM in SIS 349.

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9. What steps over the summer should I take to secure my Costa Rica visa?

The only step students should take over the summer is to obtain their original, long-form birth certificate. A notarized photocopy will not be accepted. Students will take additional steps once they arrive to campus.

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10. May I count my current employment as my 3 credit summer internship?

NRSD requires a summer internship for all students, even those with professional experience. We encourage students to seek out summer internships that are radically different than their previous professional experiences. For a list of organizations that our students have interned for, click here

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11. When should I plan on arriving at UPeace in the spring?

NRSD should plan to attend UPeace's Orientation (January 7-8) and January Institute (January 11-29) prior to the start of spring classes.

 

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For More Information

For information on degree requirements, scheduling, and course offerings, contact the SIS Graduate Advising Office or the program's adviser.

E-mail: sisgradadvising@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1690

Marley Crutcher, Director of Graduate Advising

NRSD

Email: crutcher@american.edu

Phone: 202-885-1733

Marisa Rivero, GEP Academic Advisor

Email: mrivero@american.edu

Phone: (202) 885-1649

For information on events and program activities, or for general program information, contact the GEP Program office:

E-mail: gep@american.edu
Phone: 202-885-1683

For academic questions about the GEP or NRSD degree programs, contact Dr. Judith Shapiro:

E-mail: Shapiro@american.edu