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Student Stories

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."

Developing Expertise on Sino-Latin American Relations

"While studying at the HNC, the bilingual and multicultural environment gave me the opportunity to engage in meaningful class discussions, listen to different perspectives from classmates and study complex problems in Mandarin with both Chinese and other international students."

A Cultural Immersion Outside the Classroom

"Living in a bilingual environment was extremely helpful in acquiring Chinese language abilities and supporting my Chinese friends with their English."

Gain Expertise on the Energy Sector in the US and China

"Through the Energy, Resources and Environment concentration, I have learned more about technology focused policy and I have gained traction in the energy sector."

Acquiring Insights into Economic Growth and Development in International Relations

"I saw the Hopkins-Nanjing Center as the first time to truly broaden my understanding of China and to research the social, economic and political issues that pertained to the country I had developed such a strong interest in."

A Focus on China and Latin America

"One aspect that makes the HNC even more special is the entire community, a rewarding environment where students have the opportunity to deeply connect with Chinese roommates and students."

A Competitive Edge in Sino-Global Relations

"I was so impressed by the alumni I met during the Asia Career Trek that I decided to complete my master’s degree in the five-semester HNC Certificate/Johns Hopkins SAIS-MA program."