School of International Studies


School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
Kathleen Hastings
School of International Studies
George Wilson Hall
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

The School of International Studies (SIS) is Pacific's window to the world. Through international, interdisciplinary and intercultural immersion, we prepare students to succeed in a variety of professions in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions.


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D. Graham, V. Sanabia, Gov. Jerry BrownDeidre Graham (SIS/COP) and Valeria Sanabia (ESB/SIS) held internships with the California Chamber of Commerce during the summer of 2014. The Chamber was asked to organize the Governor's July trade mission to Mexico. The Mission served to expand California's focus to its southern neighbor and largest export market. Given the state's border relationship and long-standing historical, cultural and economic ties, Mexico is a natural partner to further expand two-way trade and investment, and strengthen cooperation on global climate change. Some of the highlights of the mission included an investment reception hosted by US Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, a fellow Californian; a California-Mexico Climate Change Summit, meetings with business leaders, and a higher education dialogue with the Ministry of Education.

Gov Brown, V Sanabia, D GrahamGov. Brown signs trade mission briefing book for delegation support staff at closing luncheon. (Left to Right) Valeria Sanabia, Deidre Graham and Mary Douglass.

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Congratulations to the following SIS Seniors and Faculty who were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the Annual Senior Awards Banquet,

Award Recipient

Ambassador Richard Pedersen Award
for academic excellence
Faith M. James

Outstanding Graduating Senior
for high scholarship, service to Pacific & character
Shannon M. Chapman

Dean's Award
for service to SIS & character
Melissa K. Davis

LaBrack Intercultural Competency Award Gina Garchitorena

Hewitt/Smith Award Shannon M. Chapman

Student Diploma & Hooding Ceremony Speaker
chosen by the SIS Senior class
Alexis R.Lopez

SIS Flag Bearer James Follett

Faculty Diploma & Hooding Ceremony Speaker
chosen by the SIS Senior class
Daniel O'Neill, PhD

Outstanding Contribution from a Faculty Member
chosen by the SIS faculty
Bill Herrin, PhD

Outstanding Teacher of the Year
chosen by the SIS student body
Daniel O'Neill, PhD

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Ceci Chalasani, Shannon Chapman, Melissa Davis, Brianna Harrison, Faith James, Grace Kim, Sonam Virk

Paul OPaul Olivaliva, International Studies '87 - U.S. Commercial Officer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  I'm proud to be using my SIS training to be part of the U.S. Embassy team in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And while more U.S. support comes in for the MH370 search, we all hope and pray for progress in finding the flight.It has been a difficult week in Malaysia with the search for missing flight MH370. The U.S. Embassy and U.S. agencies, particularly the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and Navy, have been working extremely hard on data anaysis and search. As you will have read in the news, the structure of the country's political culture has led to some challenges in managing internationally, but there has been fortitude, learning, and hopefully longer term positive results out of the mystery and anguish of the disappearance of the plane and all aboard. I have no further details to share beyond what you have already been following in the media. Facebook

Analiese RichardDr. Analiese M. Richard, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Chair in the School of International Studies will be on sabbatical in Mexico during the Spring 2014 semester. Dr. Richard has been invited as a visiting researcher by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, where she will be conducting ethnographic research on the role of scientists in public life and the politics of food and technoscience in Latin America. You can check out the UAM here:

2012 Undergrad Pickering Fellows w/ J. Kerry

Khatijah Corey, SIS '13 (backrow, 4th from left), 2012 Pickering Fellows with Secretary of State John Kerry      

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Why I chose SIS

Why I chose SIS

Maya Campbell Unsoeld (2012) - Why I chose SIS at Pacific