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Student Stories

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.

Developing a Global Perspective on Human Rights

"My first study trip was to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I met with representatives from international organizations and media outlets to learn about the war and post-conflict reconstruction."

A Valuable Education on Two Continents

"As someone who grew up in Southeast Asia, it is fascinating for me to analyze the region as a field of inquiry while critically engaging with peers and experts to explore its significance in global politics."

Maximizing the SAIS Europe Experience

"With a strong background in Italian, I was eager to employ my speaking skills in everyday life to better understand European politics from a closer point of view. "

A Global Education

"Prior to graduate school, I spent three years working in China, first as a public-school teacher and then as a copywriter and account manager."

An Enriching Education in the Heart of Europe

"My studies have offered me an analytical framework for learning about Europe’s history, political economy and relationship with the rest of the world."

Enriching Student Life on Two Continents

"Having never been to either Europe or the US, I believed the school would provide the best of both worlds: top class education and a global perspective."

Building a Better Future for Refugees

"I knew I wanted to attend a school with strong conflict management and international development departments and Johns Hopkins SAIS was the only institution that fit the bill."

Finding the Perfect Fit at SAIS Europe

"I had a short list of objectives when searching for a graduate school and when I came across SAIS Europe I knew I found what I had been looking for all along."

The Many Benefits of a SAIS Europe Education

"I chose SAIS Europe for its interdisciplinary approach in order to put my experiences into practice."