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Student Stories

Conducting Complex Research While Supporting Fellow Servicemembers

My studies have completely changed my understanding of Chinese history, political development, and international relations.

An Interdisciplinary and Comparative Approach to China Across Three Campuses

"I liked the idea of being able to access difficult-to-reach perspectives through courses on China with Chinese academics at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center."

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."

Gaining Expertise in US-China Relations in a Close-Knit Community

"My favorite part about studying at The Hopkins-Nanjing Center was the community, which made learning so much more rewarding."

A Cross-Cultural Education

"I was drawn to the HNC for the immersive, residential aspect of it, and the idea of taking courses taught in Chinese."

Building Expertise on US-China Relations

Master of Arts in International Studies student, Morgan Brown, reflects on how the Hopkins-Nanjing Center has helped her gain valuable expertise on US-China relations.

Developing Critical Language Skills in China

The fact that in the master’s program you write your thesis in Chinese is huge. There’s no other American university where I’d have that opportunity.

Gaining Global Expertise on Energy and the Environment in the US and China

"While studying at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, I participated in two study trips which were a great way to combine my interests in energy, the environment, and China, and gain access to really interesting organizations in China."

Gaining Many Valuable Insights on China and International Law Through a Flexible, Fast-Track Degree

"Attending the Hopkins-Nanjing Center allowed me to advance my Chinese at a policy and economics level and gain a more nuanced understanding of Chinese history and political developments from Chinese academics in their native language."

Forming Lifelong Friendships While Earning a Graduate Degree

"After researching graduate programs, I discovered that the Hopkins-Nanjing Center certificate program was perfect for me because it catered to my academic interests and adventurous personality."

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