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Certificate in Chinese and American Studies + Master of Arts in International Affairs

Overview

Gain a professional edge in your career and further your Hopkins-Nanjing Center studies with a Master of Arts in International Affairs degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Spend one year in China working towards the Certificate in Chinese and American Studies credential and then spend two semesters at SAIS Europe to complete an MAIA degree on an accelerated timeline.

Become an Expert

Certificate in Chinese and American Studies 

The one-year certificate, jointly awarded by Johns Hopkins SAIS and Nanjing University, is delivered at the HNC, and provides you with the flexibility to focus on the issues that matter most to your professional interests. Intermediate- to advanced-level proficiency in Chinese is required prior to the start of the program.

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Master of Arts in International Affairs

Through this two-year, research-focused degree, you will have the flexibility to personalize your curriculum and focus on the contemporary issues in international affairs of the greatest importance to you and your career interests. 

What Your Schedule Will Look Like

You will spend one year at the Nanjing and Bologna campuses, and may choose to begin your studies at either location.

Adam Webb

American Co-Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Resident Professor of Political Science

Gaye Christoffersen

Resident Professor of International Politics

Raffaella A. Del Sarto

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Joe Renouard

Resident Professor of American Studies


In the News

Economic tensions in Europe.

Erik Jones interviewed for Aspen Institute Italia, 5/15

Democracy in the times of COVID-19

Michael Leigh participated in Bruegel discussion, 5/14

A new approach to social sciences, humanities in a time of crisis

Nina Hall wrote in University World News, 5/7

Germany’s coming constitutional turmoil

Erik Jones wrote for International Institute for Strategic Studies, 5/7

Israel under siege: The politics of insecurity and the rise of the Israeli neo-revisionist right

Raffaella A. Del Sarto’s book highlighted in Israel Studies Review, 5/6

Spotlight on the economic toll of COVID-19 on Asia and strategies for recovery

Michael G. Plummer interviewed for Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, 5/4


Build Your Network

Alumni of the HNC and SAIS Europe are renowned for their Chinese-language proficiency and their multidisciplinary approach to understanding international affairs.

Johns Hopkins SAIS students talking

At the HNC and SAIS Europe, students experience international relations first-hand studying, debating, and traveling with classmates.

Students walking in porticoes

Students have many opportunities to learn outside the classroom and expand their network, whether it's through a study trip, career trek, or alumni get-together.

Developing Expertise on Sino-Latin American Relations

"While studying at the HNC, the bilingual and multicultural environment gave me the opportunity to engage in meaningful class discussions, listen to different perspectives from classmates and study complex problems in Mandarin with both Chinese and other international students."

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A Culturally Rich Education at SAIS Europe

"The international composition of the school has allowed me to engage with and learn from people of varying regions,cultures and backgrounds, an opportunity I am grateful to have been given."

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Admissions Events

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Beyond the Classroom

Both the HNC and SAIS Europe foster close-knit communities that extends beyond the classroom into everyday interactions on campus.

Study Treks

See policy in action by engaging in a study trip. Recent week-long research trips have taken students to study economic, social, and political issues in neighboring countries and regions.

Internships

The school’s global career counselors have a track record for connecting talented students with alumni and organizations to secure rewarding internship opportunities. Many students seek exciting, part-time internships in the final year of their studies.

Volunteer Opportunities in Nanjing

Serve the Nanjing community by volunteering as student teachers at local schools. Students have worked with students at primary and vocational schools to strengthen English skills and understanding of Western culture.

Bologna Institute for Policy Research (BIPR)

Contribute to BIPR - the research division of SAIS Europe. Its purpose is to promote problem-centered, interdisciplinary research in international policy by drawing upon the global network of the school's faculty, students, and scholars.