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Student Stories

Learning in a City Steeped in History

"I felt incredibly lucky to have an international education in a city as steeped in history as Bologna, which gave me more appreciation for the depth and gravity of the history of the political and economic forces we talked about in class."

An Enriching Graduate School Experience

"I love the international community that Johns Hopkins SAIS fosters, with the student body hailing from different parts of the world, and bringing their dynamic experiences to everything we do here."

A Focus on Security and Strategy

"As a Research Assistant at the school, I have co-authored analytical publications on transatlantic defense cooperation, Russian hybrid aggression, European/Eurasian regional security, and great power competition in the Arctic."

Building an Inclusive Community

"I felt encouraged to apply to Johns Hopkins SAIS because I found that I could identify and relate with the community as a group of people with a common goal to not only learn about international affairs, but to shape it."

A Tailored Education

"When I first began to research Johns Hopkins SAIS and to entertain the idea of applying, I could not shake the feeling that it had been designed for someone like me."

Advancing My Career

"Going above and beyond, my career coach utilized their network to provide me with valuable connections."

Developing Expertise in Security, Strategy, and Statecraft

"I chose to attend graduate school to better prepare me for a career as a policymaker, so having the opportunity to learn from professors who have actually worked in policy roles was very important to me."

Connecting Students in an Ever-Changing World

"I have always personally believed that to understand conflicts and politics, you have to understand economics, and the school’s reputation in its international economics component really stood out amongst the other international relations schools."

A Wealth of Opportunities in the Nation's Capital

"Both internships enhanced my graduate school experience because it was an opportunity to practice the skills and enhance the knowledge I acquired in the classroom."

Building My Network

"The school’s network and campus locations are pretty much unparalleled."