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Student Stories

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."

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."