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Student Stories

A Fulbright Scholar with a Focus on Global Development in Sri Lanka

"Johns Hopkins SAIS was the only Washington, DC school and one of the few in the country to offer Hindi/Urdu as a language option."

At the Nexus of Economics and Policy

"I am excited to see how different countries will evolve over the next decade and would like to play a role in advancing the development of Botswana and Africa."

Studying on Three Continents

"The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is unique in that the courses are taught mainly in Chinese from professors who have lived and worked in the country for many years."

A Competitive Advantage

"The Master of Arts in Global Policy has greatly increased my prospects for opportunities in the defense and intelligence industry."

Within Blocks of the White House

"While it was challenging to juggle my full-time internship and class schedule, the school's DuPont Circle location made it simple for me to easily get to class from the White House."

Finding Solutions in a Complex World

"As an advocate for gender equality, I was able to weave the theme of Gender Studies into my graduate work without being confined to a strict set of courses or disciplines."

Learning Outside the Classroom

"With interests in the private sector and infrastructure development in Southeast Asia, no other school would be able to prepare me better professionally."

An Emphasis on Diversity and Student Ambition

“We wonder, we ponder, we test, we regress, we model, we challenge, we debate, we argue. That’s the Johns Hopkins SAIS I have lived through.”

Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund Encourages Private Sector Development

" The Social Enterprise Accelerator Fund was a great opportunity to explore the inner workings of a social enterprise which I believe is going to be an increasingly important player in international development."

Bringing Chinese Expertise to the Military

" My favorite part about Johns Hopkins SAIS has been the opportunity to interact with Chinese students and learn from Chinese professors at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center."