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Student Stories

Gaining a Broad Perspective on Public Service Through a Dual Degree

"I was drawn to the school’s unique program —a combination of international relations and economics perspectives, a top-notch location, and passionate alumni base."

A Cross-Cultural Education in China

"As someone who wanted to study Chinese history and politics, and be immersed in Chinese society, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center was the only choice that made sense for me."

Real-World Learning Through a Capstone Project

"My courses covered qualitative and quantitative approaches for understanding risk and uncertainty, and my summer internship is an ideal setting to apply these skills in a business context."

Building on a Career in Diplomacy

"The selection of courses offered by the school have deeply supplemented my job experience and provided valuable perspective with which I can better represent my country."

A Future in Negotiation Leadership & Diplomacy

"My experience negotiating at the UN shaped my belief in empowering young leaders to speak for a better world."

A Proximity to International Resources Across Europe

"As one of the founders and the president of the Global Women in Leadership Europe, I have been able to influence the dialogue at the school and interact with many interesting speakers working in gender and international relations issues."

Building Community at Johns Hopkins SAIS

As the SGA Social Chair, my goal is to make Johns Hopkins SAIS a fun and engaging place for all students – where they can make friendships and connections that will last them for life.

Advancing Democratic Reforms

"Seeing how political reform could shape a nation sparked my desire to help eliminate inequality by promoting the freedom, prosperity and dignity of all people."

Exploring Cultural Roots and Gaining Expertise in International Economics

"Studying in Nanjing has allowed me to better understand my family’s experience living through World War II, the Cultural Revolution, and China’s economic transformation."

Developing Global Risk Expertise in an Interconnected World

"The MAGR degree has given me a better understanding of the factors that drive global economies and ability to analyze the emerging threats facing both individual actors and the world."