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Student Stories

Gaining an Insiders Perspective on US Foreign Policy

"Having former US government officials teaching and speaking openly was very fascinating and informative for me during my semester at Johns Hopkins SAIS."

A Valuable and Flexible Opportunity to Gain Expertise in International Relations

"Due to the flexibility of the certificate program, I have been able to easily manage a full-time career and my studies."

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."

Enriching Professional Experiences with Academic Insights

"Gaining the skillset to actively analyze the reports, projects and institutions that I am a part of at the Board has been incredibly rewarding and has made me a better researcher in my professional role."

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 Unique Opportunity to Gain New Perspectives

"I have had the opportunity to examine issues not offered at my home university in Berlin and engage in class discussions with many bright and ambitious students."

The Many Benefits of a SAIS Europe Education

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

An Entrepreneur Looking to Make a Difference in Africa

"I was very excited to see that the school offers support to students who have an interest in entrepreneurship."

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."

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."