- All IS majors receive individual advising from the Program Administrator each semester, prior to registration, and as opportunities develop for participation in Study Abroad, national seminars, fellowships, and scholarships.
- International Studies majors are eligible for fellowships administered by the Program to support Study Abroad.
- The Rosenberg/Humphrey Program, which offers specific courses in public policy, provides financial support and internship opportunities in New York and Washington DC to deserving students, among them IS majors.
- The Model United Nations Program, is popular among IS majors who constitute the majority of its participants.
- The Students Association of International Studies (SAIS), run by students in the program (but open to non-majors as well), organizes guest lectures, international crisis simulations, cultural fairs, and offers opportunities for leadership among students.
- IS majors have opportunities to participate in service-learning programs/internships in programs conducted by the College in such countries as Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
- CCNY's Diplomat-in-Residence is available (in NAC 6/140) to advise on U.S. State Department internships and entry to the U.S. Foreign Service. Every spring semester she teaches Practice of Diplomacy IR B6918, in the Masters in International Affairs. IS students may request to register for the course (with a 3.0 GPA) with the Program Director, Jean Krasno, firstname.lastname@example.org