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Student Stories

Nanjing Feels Like a Second Home

No longer am I learning the Chinese language in the classroom, but I’m in the classroom learning about China in Chinese.

Fostering Both Passions and Careers

I chose SAIS to learn from my fellow peers — who are activists, scholars, refugees, public servants, and experts — as much as SAIS’ world-renowned faculty.

SAIS Was the Perfect Fit

I wanted a program that had both a practical curriculum and specialized expertise … SAIS was the perfect fit.

Working in the China-Africa Space

In the next year I see myself completing my national service for Ghana, and going into the private sphere. I also see myself working closely in the China-Africa space, perhaps with Chinese enterprises on the continent, or in some sort of China Africa field.

After Military Service, Poised to Tackle New Challenges

My advice is to treat grad school as a genuine investment in the intellectual development you need to succeed in your professional life.

Take Advantage of Every Opportunity

The additional opportunity that the Hopkins-Nanjing Center provided was hard to pass up. It allows me to continue my language study through my international relations coursework, gain a deep insight into how Chinese government and society operates, and take part in an amazing graduate school program.

The Incredible Community at SAIS

SAIS has cultivated an incredible community where you know you feel supported by your fellow students, professors, staff, and alumni.

SAIS: A Place for Both Academic & Personal Discovery

I saw SAIS as an incredible opportunity to broaden both my professional and academic interests as well as my own personal journey of growth and self-exploration.

Learning from the Greatest Minds

We are learning from some of the greatest minds in international relations, in the same room as some of the world’s most influential leaders.

Learning Through a Different Lens

I really liked the concept of being able to learn about China and global politics through a Chinese lens, especially using Chinese, while still being able to maintain academic freedom.