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Student Stories

A Myriad of Opportunities in Washington, DC

"I have had the chance to take part in activities unavailable outside of Washington, DC, such as study treks to the U.S. Department of State and Capitol Hill."

Gaining a Competitive Edge in International Economics and Development

"At Johns Hopkins SAIS, I have met a great deal of people who have contributed to my knowledge and influenced my view of current issues."

Making Valuable Connections While Earning a Degree

"One aspect I appreciate most about the school is the opportunity to develop strong connections with my peers regardless of each other’s respective concentrations."

A Global Education

"Prior to graduate school, I spent three years working in China, first as a public-school teacher and then as a copywriter and account manager."

An Enriching Education in the Heart of Europe

"My studies have offered me an analytical framework for learning about Europe’s history, political economy and relationship with the rest of the world."

Developing Expertise in Global Energy

"I was instrumental in bringing together students and alumni to discuss critical issues in global energy and infrastructure for the 2018 Infrastructure Conference."

A Firsthand Experience in the U.S. Military from the 19th Century to Present

"Participating in the Maryland Campaign of 1862 Staff Ride was a rich learning experience and a sobering reminder of the costs of war."

Enriching Student Life on Two Continents

"Having never been to either Europe or the US, I believed the school would provide the best of both worlds: top class education and a global perspective."

Building a Better Future for Refugees

"I knew I wanted to attend a school with strong conflict management and international development departments and Johns Hopkins SAIS was the only institution that fit the bill."

Exemplary Leadership at Johns Hopkins SAIS

"Johns Hopkins SAIS gave me more than just learning opportunities, but also a true sense of community and the chance to build leadership skills."