Have any of you requested a different physics undergrad adviser before? I met with the adviser I was assigned, and she didn't seem to be a good fit. She said that she didn't like being an adviser because she doesn't understand the American undergraduate system (I'm assuming program requirements, etc) and recommended that I study a different subject because of the amount of competition (I think she believes American students are unprepared compared to students from Europe and Asia). I don't think these are good signs. However, I don't want to offend anyone or anything. How should I go about this? Just ask for someone else? Do people get offended when you do this? Thanks for your help.