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 NationsProgram, sponsored by the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, is popular among IS majors who constitute the majority of its participants; studentsalso participate in the European Model United Nations at the Hague when funding permits it.
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 occasionally publishes a Newsletter, and offers opportunities for leadership among students.
When time permits, IS majors are provided training in cross-cultural mediation; this is a valuable skill which prepares them for the challenges they will encounter in their careers.
IS majors may also receive training in managing cultural diversity and are sometimes called on to assist in the training of new students during New StudentOrientation.
CCNY’s Diplomat-in-Residence is available (in NAC 6/142) to advise on U.S. State Department internships and entry to the U.S. Foreign Service.
STRUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM
INTL.201: A Global Perspective
(overview of political theory, international affairs, issues)
COMPARATIVE POLITICAL ECONOMY SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS or or
APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL
(second core for students (second core for students
interested in): interested in):
Nationalism & Internationalism Ethnicity
Political Economy & Development Religion
World Environment Language
War & Peace Gender
International Ramifications of Technology Art, Music, Literature & Media as forms of
World Trade communication
Conflict Resolution (political) Conflict Resolution (social)
AREA OF CONCENTRATION AREA OF CONCENTRATION
International Relations Culture & Communication
International Public Policy Development
Senior Seminar and Thesis/Policy Paper