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Student Stories

Expanding My Network

"Once I learned about Johns Hopkins SAIS, it was clear to me that this was the place to be if I wanted to learn more about our changing global political landscape and contribute to managing those changes."

Building Expertise in International Development

"Although the World Bank provides a good onboarding to newcomers, I thought it would be beneficial to complement it with my own extra studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS."

Gaining Expertise in US-China Relations in a Close-Knit Community

"My favorite part about studying at The Hopkins-Nanjing Center was the community, which made learning so much more rewarding."

Advancing My Career

"When I began to research master’s programs, Johns Hopkins SAIS, with its dual focus on international economics and international policy, seemed like a natural fit.

Learning in a City Steeped in History

"I felt incredibly lucky to have an international education in a city as steeped in history as Bologna, which gave me more appreciation for the depth and gravity of the history of the political and economic forces we talked about in class."

An Enriching Graduate School Experience

"I love the international community that Johns Hopkins SAIS fosters, with the student body hailing from different parts of the world, and bringing their dynamic experiences to everything we do here."

A Focus on Security and Strategy

"As a Research Assistant at the school, I have co-authored analytical publications on transatlantic defense cooperation, Russian hybrid aggression, European/Eurasian regional security, and great power competition in the Arctic."

A Tailored Education

"When I first began to research Johns Hopkins SAIS and to entertain the idea of applying, I could not shake the feeling that it had been designed for someone like me."

Advancing My Career

"Going above and beyond, my career coach utilized their network to provide me with valuable connections."

Developing Expertise in Security, Strategy, and Statecraft

"I chose to attend graduate school to better prepare me for a career as a policymaker, so having the opportunity to learn from professors who have actually worked in policy roles was very important to me."

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