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Building My Network in the Heart of Europe

Johns Hopkins SAIS is truly an international program, with campuses spanning across three continents, with a diverse faculty and student body, both in their backgrounds and perspectives.

Confronting Global Challenges Through Protective Face Masks

Leah always wanted to create something that would bring different cultures together in a creative way. She never thought that it would be in the form of face masks to protect people during a global pandemic.

A Close-Knit Community in the Heart of Europe

"I have really enjoyed the smaller classes and access to networking opportunities with global policy practitioners."

Building Camaraderie at SAIS Europe

"At SAIS Europe we rely on each other a lot more than a typical graduate program to get through the logistical aspects of living in a foreign country and to ensure that we have a social life outside of academics."

On the Fast-Track to a Career in Diplomacy

"When given the opportunity to apply to the accelerated BA/MA Program between Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Johns Hopkins SAIS, I jumped at the chance to further my education in International Affairs."

A Cross-Cultural Education

"Bologna was great because you get to know everybody in the program well, and for someone like me who had never studied European politics that closely, you’re exposed to a whole new history and political system that helps to give you an international perspective."

A Year of Personal and Academic Growth in the Heart of Europe

"Looking back at my year in Bologna almost seems surreal. It was all about living local and becoming local. A city which made it easy to detach from the sometimes very high-paced grad school life."

Gaining a Unique Perspective on Two Continents

"Not only does SAIS Europe attracts professors and practitioners from all over Europe who visit the campus to teach their courses, but it offers a unique cultural experience."

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."