Be inspired.

IAFS majors are encouraged to take part in their community -- there are many possibilities and opportunities for students. Below, we have listed a few of the many student organizations available for International Affairs students. We invite you to meet many student clubs at the International Affairs Convocation, which takes place every fall semester. If you are a student club leader and would like to contact the department with funding questions/requests, please complete the Funding Request form and email it to

AIESEC AIESEC is the world’s largest youth-led leadership movement. We are the main youth partner of the United Nations towards achieving the 2030 global agenda. We strive for peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential through providing leadership opportunities in cross-cultural environments. We develop
globally minded leaders by providing them with practical opportunities such as internships and volunteer opportunities.
Conference on World Affairs (CWA) Student Volunteer Group The Conference on World Affairs, a global-topics 5-day conference at CU-Boulder, aims to enhance students’ involvement and awareness with a multitude of subjects and people. CWA allows for students to engage in at least one, if not several areas of interest through helping run the conference and interacting with the participants.
CU Boulder Engineers Without Borders (EWB) EWB’s mission is to partner with developing communities to improve their quality of life through the implementation of environmentally sustainable, equitable, and economical engineering projects. In the process of working to advance developing communities, EWB promotes the development of globally aware and internationally responsible students and professionals. EWB encourages students of all backgrounds and majors to join, not just engineering students!
CU Boulder German Club The CU German Club fosters conversation and relationships between the students of the University of Colorado, who share a common interest in the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries. Members of the club are provided cultural knowledge and expansion and practice of language skills. Students from all majors are welcome.  
CU Boulder Project Nur Project Nur works to nullify negative stereotypes associated with Islamophobia by creating dialogue among students for the purpose of promoting human & civil rights and living in coexistence with all members of our community, especially American Muslims. Project Nur aims to improve intercultural understanding through a civic approach as well as challenge the perception of a monolithic uniform Muslim community in the United States and abroad.
CU Boulder Spanish Club CU-Boulder seeks to bring together the Spanish-speaking community within the university, connecting it with the Spanish-speaking world. To do this, the club organizes bi-weekly meetings that direct members to local events, movie nights, volunteer opportunities, presentations and more. Whether you are studying Spanish, Spanish is your native language or you are a beginning to learn the language, all are welcome.
CU Russian Club The CU Russian Club aims to bring Russian culture, history and political awareness to campus. Through bi-monthly meetings and carrying out and promoting different events that are in conjunction with the CU Boulder Russian department, club members are provided a variety of opportunities to interact with the Russian community of Boulder and Denver. Students from all majors are welcome.


GlobeMed’s mission is to engage students in the movement for global health equity. GlobeMed does this through training club members to generate resources and awareness, develop knowledge bases and skill sets, and provide opportunities to work and learn alongside Himalayan HealthCare through their partner organization in Nepal.
Global Roundable: International Affairs Club

This is a student organization that explores the international world and it's current events. They offer group-led discussions with fellow students and host panel discussions, professor conversations about their area of expertise, and opportunities to talk about specific issues in the world. Together, students analyze the role of the United States in the international community, as well as focus on various areas of member specialization and service projects. 

International Business Club (IBC) The Leeds International Business Club caters to international business students and anyone who is interested in learning about all of the different aspects that goes into international business. The IBC meets every other week. During meetings you will have a chance to meet with speakers who have international business experience, participate to workshops focused on international careers, apply for international internships, learn more about study abroad programs, share your experience, and, make your personal contribution to the club.
Model United Nations (Model U.N.) The Model U.N. offers students the opportunity to experience international diplomacy and negotiations first hand. Students work year round preparing information concerning their chosen country. Delegates from around the world attend National Model U.N. Conferences to participate in a simulated United Nations meeting, debating the problems of the world. 
Project Pengyou Project Pengyou aims to increase the communication, understanding and respect between China and the United States by starting at the base of the ladder, and working with students and community members to strengthen ties through collaboration and relationship-building. The club participates in a range of activities, including weekly meetings that include planning events and discussions.
Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) The Alpha Eta chapter of Sigma Iota Rho (national honor society for International Affairs majors) was established not only to promote and reward scholarship among students in the IAFS program, but also to actively support the major and continue work to improve the program as a whole. More information here.
UNICEF at CU Boulder UNICEF is a major driving force towards worldwide safety and a healthy environment for children, with a solid global involvement, making it unique among worldwide organizations. Club members are provided unique opportunities to work on global issues of health care, child rights, and child education while thinking globally.
United Students Against Sweatshops United Students Against Sweatshops is a national student labor organization fighting for workers’ rights with locals in over 150 countries. Club members are exposed to educational events about workers’ rights issues, and provided opportunities to build relationships with other student organizations promoting social justice.