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Advancing the Debate on World Affairs

"As the Editor-in-Chief of the SAIS Review, I am so thankful to be serving with an amazing editorial board staff, and I am excited for the international relations community to engage with the material we publish."

Building My Network in the Heart of Europe

"Attending the school's UN Career trek was an invaluable opportunity for me to connect what I had learned in the classroom with the insights and experiences of current practitioners."

An Enriching Education

"My graduate school experience has allowed me to grow, learn, and discover new opportunities, valuable friendships, and fantastic places."

Support from a Strong Alumni Network

"I believed Johns Hopkins SAIS, specifically the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC), would prepare me the best for a career in China Policy and Risk Analysis."

Establishing My Network

"Diversity to me is not about political correctness but rather an effective way to solve the most challenging problems faced by a group, a company, a country, or the whole world."

Gaining a Distinct Professional Advantage with Economics Expertise

"I had met several alumni who emphasized the school's tight-knit cohorts, great teaching and long-lasting networks as highlights of their own Johns Hopkins SAIS experience."

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 a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

"After learning about the school's Student Diversity Coalition, I knew I wanted to be involved from day one, and so far, it has been the best experience of my graduate school experience."

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."

Building My Network Around a Career Focused on US-China Relations

"I knew that studying at Johns Hopkins SAIS would be the best way to develop an advanced understanding of international affairs and prepare for a career focused on U.S.-China Relations."