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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

European Parliament, flexing muscle, rejects France’s commission nominee.

Simone Tagliapietra quoted in The New York Times, 10/10

Iran under pressure as Europe‘s patience 'wearing thin'

Sanam Vakil cited in The Arab Weekly, 9/24

Hard-liners in Iran see no drawback to bellicose strategy.

Sanam Vakil quoted in The New York Times, 9/17

Behind the turmoil in Italian politics.

Erik Jones interviewed on Center for New American Security Brussel Sprouts podcast, 9/13

As doubts persist about Italy’s new government, Salvini plots his comeback.

Mark Gilbert interviewed on World Politics Review podcast, 9/6

Will Europe grant the U.K. another Brexit delay?

Michael Leigh interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Corporation RN Breakfast, 9/5

Why has Iran lifted more limits on its nuclear program?

Sanam Vakil interviewed on Monocle 24 The Briefing podcast, 9/5


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.

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

Oct 21 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Admissions Conference Room

Doctor of International Affairs (DIA) On Campus Information Session

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Office of Admissions invites you attend an information session to learn more about our newest degree offering...

Oct 22 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Online SAIS Event

Funding & Fellowship Opportunities at SAIS

Connect with student leaders and recipients of fellowships such such as Pickering, Payne and Rangel at Johns Hopkins SAIS. We are excited for you to learn more about funding sources and...

Oct 22 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Off Campus SAIS Event

Idealist Graduate Fair: Atlanta

Want to change the world? There's a degree for that.

Representatives from SAIS will be available to speak with prospective students at the Atlanta Idealist Fair to answer questions about SAIS...

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.