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Student Stories

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."

Dual Degree Flexibility to Contribute to Developing Markets

"Through my graduate studies, I was able to secure spring and summer internship experiences at the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank."

Policy Making and Conflict Resolution

" I had the chance to participate in a study trip to the Casamance region in Senegal where I studied and met with the major players of a low-level conflict that has been ongoing for the past 30 years."