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School of Advanced International Studies | Johns Hopkins University
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Strategically Located in DC, Europe, and China

400+ Think Tanks

Just steps from organizations that shape the world.

175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions.

40+ Student Nationalities

Bologna, Italy: gateway to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

14 students per class on average

100% Students Receiving Scholarships

Oldest university partnership between China and US

120K+ volumes housed in top collection on international affairs

Bloomberg Center

Washington, D.C. provides an excellent setting for the study of international relations, offering access to influential thought leaders, policymakers, and media organizations that drive public discourse on global issues.

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Our school's main campus is at the center of one of the most iconic and vibrant areas of Washington, D.C.

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Learn from world-class scholars and practitioners renowned for their expertise, influence, and extensive networks.

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The city of Bologna consistently ranks in the top 10 European cities for quality of life.

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Bologna is a convenient base for securing internships and employment in major capitals across the continent, where our alumni network is well-represented.

Students in class, Bologna

Bologna, Italy offers a strategic gateway to the rest of Europe and to neighboring regions such as North Africa and the Middle East.

Temple and skyline

The city of Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province, former capital of six Chinese dynasties, and just over one hour from Shanghai by train.

Tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and nearby mountains make Nanjing one of the most livable cities in China.

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Hopkins-Nanjing Center students form lasting ties and extensive networks to support one another throughout their careers.

Student activities provide social, cultural, and academic opportunities to understand China from a perspective beyond the classroom.

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center recently celebrated its 30-year legacy as a preeminent Chinese and American institution. The HNC and its graduates have been at the forefront of efforts to build constructive relations between the US and China for over three decades.

Advance Your Career

Our global careers team has a proven track record for connecting talented students with rewarding career opportunities.

208 Unique employers who hired Class of 2023 graduates.
42% work in the private sector with firms such as Deloitte, Albright Stonebridge Group, Rhodium Group, Chemonics International, and Bain & Company
24% work in the nonprofit sector with organizations such as the Atlantic Council, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Center for International Private Enterprise, Council on Foreign Relations, and Climate Policy Initiative.
22% work in the public sector with employers such as U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and U.S. House of Representatives.
12% work in the multilateral sector with organizations such as the World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, European Commission, and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Recent Employers of MAIR Graduates
22,000 Influential Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni work across sectors and around the world.