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Student Stories

Gaining a World-Class Education

"I had the opportunity to travel to Brussels on a career trek where I met European diplomats, including the school's alumni, to gain firsthand knowledge on topics related to my thesis."

An Enriching Education at SAIS Europe

"The exposure to and interaction with top academics and policymakers during biweekly guest seminars has been a meaningful highlight."

Transitioning to a Career Focused on Risk Analysis

"The program's intense format has allowed me to compress my coursework into 15 months instead of two years to minimize my time out of the workforce—a key consideration for me and my family."

Real-World Learning Through a Capstone Project

"My courses covered qualitative and quantitative approaches for understanding risk and uncertainty, and my summer internship is an ideal setting to apply these skills in a business context."

A Proximity to International Resources Across Europe

"As one of the founders and the president of the Global Women in Leadership Europe, I have been able to influence the dialogue at the school and interact with many interesting speakers working in gender and international relations issues."

Developing Global Risk Expertise in an Interconnected World

"The MAGR degree has given me a better understanding of the factors that drive global economies and ability to analyze the emerging threats facing both individual actors and the world."

Studying on Three Continents

"The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is unique in that the courses are taught mainly in Chinese from professors who have lived and worked in the country for many years."

Within Blocks of the White House

"While it was challenging to juggle my full-time internship and class schedule, the school's DuPont Circle location made it simple for me to easily get to class from the White House."