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Pre-Term Washington, DC

Washington DC

Get a jump-start on your studies, meet classmates and professors, and adjust to life as a graduate student during Pre-Term.


SAIS Europe

Settle into life in Bologna, begin to learn Italian, and fulfill a data analytics requirement for the Master of Arts in International Relations.


Hopkins-Nanjing Center

If you are traveling to Nanjing to complete the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) Certificate or Master of Arts in International Studies, you are eligible to participate in the Washington Pre-Term.

Pre-Term will help you to acclimate to life as a graduate student by getting a jump-start on your studies of economics, data analytics, and/or English or Italian while meeting fellow classmates and professors.

During the program you will be invited to attend special events, including lunches with faculty, academic presentations, and networking happy hours.

Course Offerings

Pre-Term offers the opportunity to develop your language skills or complete foundation economics or data analytics course requirements to make way for general electives focused on your area of interest.

  • Statistics for Data Analysis (Washington DC)
  • Statistics for Data Analysis (SAIS Europe)
  • English (Washington DC)
  • Intensive Italian (SAIS Europe)
  • Survival Italian (SAIS Europe)
  • Intensive English (SAIS Europe)