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Student Stories

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."

Building My Network in the Heart of Europe

Johns Hopkins SAIS is truly an international program, with campuses spanning across three continents, with a diverse faculty and student body, both in their backgrounds and perspectives.

Confronting Global Challenges Through Protective Face Masks

Leah always wanted to create something that would bring different cultures together in a creative way. She never thought that it would be in the form of face masks to protect people during a global pandemic.

Gaining the Skill Set for a Career Transition

"I wanted to transition toward a career with an NGO or non-profit organization, and the school has provided me with the necessary resources and tools to achieve that goal."

A Close-Knit Community in the Heart of Europe

"I have really enjoyed the smaller classes and access to networking opportunities with global policy practitioners."

A Multidimensional Graduate School Experience in the Heart of Washington DC

Johns Hopkins SAIS has taught me to be open and adaptable, and to maximize my positive impact on the world.

Building Camaraderie at SAIS Europe

"At SAIS Europe we rely on each other a lot more than a typical graduate program to get through the logistical aspects of living in a foreign country and to ensure that we have a social life outside of academics."

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.