IESD provides an international scaled curriculum in the field of environment, which is designed to fully enhance the students' international perspectives and competitiveness. Since its inception, IESD has provided students with various platforms of international exchange and internship, including international conferences in the environmental field, and organized internships in UN-Environment and other institutions.

IESD provides students with abundant exchange opportunities to universities abroad, including Dauphin University, Portland State University, Venice International University, INSA Toulouse, Kyushu University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .IESD provides opportunities to students for cultural exchange and academic study. Such as 2014 Europe Exchange program and 2014 summer school in Kyushu University.

IESD also provides various internship opportunities for students in a number of international organizations. Céline S, from Class of 2010, spent 3 months in Nairobi, Kenya for an internship with UN-Environment.Ismael Abedin Ingelmo, from Class of 2011, spent 4 months in the Myanmar Office, United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Also Wang Zhexin, from Class of 2009, spent 4 months in Bangkok (Thailand), Asia Pacific Office of United Nations Environment Programme.

In 2012 IESD sent students to participate in a  number of international conferences, such as "2012 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability", " COP18/CMP8", "First Assemblies of the 27th Session of Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) " and "2013 International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability "

All these programmes are aimed at ensuring that IESD produces candidates that are well equipped on international affairs.