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Student Stories

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."

Close-Knit Learning in the Heart of Europe

"I found a great sense of camaraderie among the students, as well as the faculty and staff, who went out of their way to get to know students and support them in their careers."

Developing Expertise on Africa

"I knew that I wanted to focus on Africa, and Johns Hopkins SAIS impressed me as one of the few schools that had a stand-alone African Studies program."

Gaining Expertise on the Political Economy

We sat down with Japan Studies PhD candidate Zongyuan Liu to talk about her research and teaching experience at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

A Personally Enriching Education

"I am constantly amazed by my fellow students, whose insights, work ethic, and sense of humor challenged and inspired me."

Developing In-Depth Insights on Japan

"The discussions with faculty during the school's Open House for Admitted Students further cemented my decision to attend the school."

Building a Career in the U.S. Government

Danielle applied to Johns Hopkins SAIS for its strong reputation, the school’s presence in Bologna, Italy, and the number of alumni working at the US.

A Multi-Focus on Canada, China and Latin America

"I had the opportunity to spend spring break attending the London School of Economics’ 10th Annual Emerging Markets Forum which focused on China’s role in the business world."

Developing Expertise Through Global Theory and History

Miller wanted to continue his studies focused on international relations after studying international relations theory at the London School of Economics (LSE).

A Focus on US, Mexico and Canadian Relations

"I liked how the American Foreign Policy program allowed enough flexibility to make it my own while at the same time providing me with the foundations of how foreign policy is designed and implemented."

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