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Gaining a Distinct Professional Advantage with Economics Expertise

"I had met several alumni who emphasized the school's tight-knit cohorts, great teaching and long-lasting networks as highlights of their own Johns Hopkins SAIS experience."

Following in the Footsteps of My Mother - a Johns Hopkins SAIS Alumna

"I grew up hearing about how amazing and life-changing Johns Hopkins SAIS is, as my mother, studied at the school."

Establishing My Network

"Diversity to me is not about political correctness but rather an effective way to solve the most challenging problems faced by a group, a company, a country, or the whole world."

Expanding My Network

"Once I learned about Johns Hopkins SAIS, it was clear to me that this was the place to be if I wanted to learn more about our changing global political landscape and contribute to managing those changes."

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Environment

"After learning about the school's Student Diversity Coalition, I knew I wanted to be involved from day one, and so far, it has been the best experience of my graduate school experience."

Building Expertise in International Development

"Although the World Bank provides a good onboarding to newcomers, I thought it would be beneficial to complement it with my own extra studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS."

Building My Network Around a Career Focused on US-China Relations

"I knew that studying at Johns Hopkins SAIS would be the best way to develop an advanced understanding of international affairs and prepare for a career focused on U.S.-China Relations."

Gaining Expertise in US-China Relations in a Close-Knit Community

"My favorite part about studying at The Hopkins-Nanjing Center was the community, which made learning so much more rewarding."

A Supportive Global Community

"Receiving the generous Dean's Fellowship made it financially possible for me to pursue the dual-degree and was a significant driver in my choice to pursue Johns Hopkins SAIS' graduate degree program."

Advancing My Career

"When I began to research master’s programs, Johns Hopkins SAIS, with its dual focus on international economics and international policy, seemed like a natural fit.