Clubs and Student Resources

The International Studies Program offers students many opportunities and resources for involvement outside the classroom.
Check out these lists to find something you might be interested in:

Student Clubs

There are three clubs associated with the International Studies Program: 

- The Student Association of International Studies (SAIS)
- The Model United Nations Club (MUN)
- The United Nations Association (UNA)

1. The Student Association of International Studies (SAIS)

SAIS hosts a number of events each academic year for International Studies majors and other students at CCNY. Recent events have included:

- Townhall discussions of current events
- Student presentations of study abroad experiences
- Alumni presentations
- Graduate school preparatory workshops
- Peer advisement

If you would like to become involved in SAIS, please email or Chelsea Ortiz at . You can also follow SAIS on Facebook. Follow the instagram: ccnyinternationalstudiesclub

2. The Model United Nations Club (MUN) 

MUN is a forum for education about the structure of the United Nations and the global events that concern the United Nations. MUN also holds simulations of Model UN competitions so that students can practice the skills they need to succeed in Model UN conferences and beyond.

Note that MUN is a club; there are also two classes that students can enroll in to participate in Model UN conferences:

- Research for Model UN
- Model UN 

For more information about the MUN Club or about these classes, email Rachel Holiday,

3. The United Nations Association (UNA)

UNA is a campus chapter that works as the ambassador for the United Nations here at City College. UNA holds public events and workshops for students that focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

If you would like to become involved in UNA, please email Nonya Khedr, .

International Studies List-Serve

Current students, alumni, and others in the New York City community share information on the International Studies list-serve about employment and internship opportunities, study abroad programs, graduate school programs, and public events. 

If you would like to join the International Studies list-serve, please email your request to Dr. Muir, , Lauren, or to the International Studies gmail, .

City College Non-Governmental Organization Associated with the UN Department of Public Information (CCNY-NGO, UNDPI)

The City College of New York has received consultative status as a non-governmental organization in association with the United Nations Department of Public Information. CCNY is one of only four institutions of higher education in the New York metropolitan area and hte first CUNY college to earn this distinction. NGO status permits the International Studies Program to place up to three undergraduate students each semester at the UN as youth representatives to international NGOs. 

If you would like more information about the CCNY-NGO, UNDPI, please email Rafal Szczurowski, .


CCNY's Diplomat-in-Residence advises students on U.S. State Department internships and entry to the U.S. Foreign Service. Every spring, the Diplomat-in-Residence teaches Practice of Diplomacy (IR B6918) as part of the Master's Program in International Affairs.

Undergraduate majors in International Studies with a GPA of at least 3.0 can request permission to enroll in the course by contacting Dr. Muir, .

The Stuart Bernstein Scholarship for 2021-2022




The Colin Powell School is pleased to announce the Stuart Bernstein Scholarship in International Studies for the academic year 2021-22. The Stuart Bernstein Scholar will receive an academic-year scholarship of $2,500.

Applicants should be studying International Studies and be students who demonstrate great potential, with a GPA of at least 2.5. We encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply. One Stuart Bernstein scholar will be selected for 2021-22.

To apply, please submit an application with the information below and answers to the following questions. Your reply to each question should be a paragraph of 250-400 words. 

Submit your typed application by May 15th 2021 to Ms. Lauren Jimenez in the International Studies Office via email:


Name: __________________                               EMPLID: _____________

Expected Date of Graduation: _________          Email: _______________

List any scholarships or fellowships you receive at CCNY: ___________________________________________________________________

Application Questions:

1. What interests prompted you to major in International Studies?


2. What international issue do you hope to learn more about in your studies here at the Colin Powell School?


3. After you graduate, what do you hope to do with your background in International Studies?  

Rose and Herbert Rubin Awards, Fall 2021


FALL 2021


The Colin Powell School is pleased to announce the launch of the Rose and Herbert Rubin Awards for Fall 2021. These awards of up to $2,000 each will support travel and other costs of undergraduate students carrying out research under faculty supervision on international, global, or transnational issues. The faculty-supervised research could take place during the Winter session or as part of a Senior Thesis in International Studies.

Applicants should have a GPA of at least 2.5 and be pursuing a major or minor within the Department of Anthropology, Gender Studies, and International Studies. We strongly encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply. Awardees will submit a short description of their completed research to the Department to share with the college community.

For the application and submission instructions, please reach out to Ms. Lauren Jimenez in the International Studies Office via email: l%6aimen%65z1@ccny.cuny .e%64%75" rel="nofollow">

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