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Student Stories

A Global Education

I believe the school's economics and language requirements are fundamental for understanding the geopolitical challenges that we are facing today.

Building Camaraderie Through the Student Government Association

"As one of the new Student Government Association Social Chairs, I'm excited about being able to connect with our incoming students, helping them get adjusted to the school and Washington DC, and, most importantly, having a lot of fun doing it."

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."

An Enriching Global Education

Given that Johns Hopkins SAIS is an international school, it was refreshing to have exposure to contrasting perspectives in Europe to being in the center of US politics in Washington DC.

A Myriad of Opportunities Within Arm's Reach

I was able to leverage the Johns Hopkins SAIS name and talk about my MIEF quantitative coursework to get internships at the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Department of the Treasury.

Beyond the Classroom

"The school's close proximity to the Brookings Institution, where I interned, was very convenient in allowing me to have access to the resources I needed throughout the summer."

My Journey Through Johns Hopkins SAIS

"I tell people I graduated from Johns Hopkins SAIS with two very important degrees–a Master in International Public Policy and my adorable nine months old son."

Gaining Valuable Leadership Skills

"I had the opportunity to help plan and lead two week-long study trips to Israel/Palestine for fifty of my classmates, which was one of the best experiences I had as a student."

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.

The Value of a Johns Hopkins SAIS Education

"Johns Hopkins SAIS equipped me with the tools, frameworks and shared language to approach development work as an effective practitioner."