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Multiculturalism & European Policymaking

I spent a lot of time debating with American and European friends from Poland, Italy, and the United Kingdom – I felt like SAIS was a great opportunity to practice collaborating and communicating with people from other countries the same way that I do now at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

Striking a Balance between Life and Academia

I was also able to continue my work in sports development for the Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union through my proximity to the middle east and traveled to Saudi Arabia for a lacrosse development trip. These trips have helped me form life-long friendships and relationships with my classmates.

Understanding the Inner Workings of the European Union

SAIS gives you easy access to a network of incredibly interesting individuals willing to share their stories, give advice, and provide insight into their careers.

Global Policy through the Lens of Digitalization

SAIS education provides an ideal springboard to start an international career. Within the scope of my current position as a Parliamentary Official for the Italian Parliament, I hope to support my country's sustainable growth towards a fairer, more equitable European and global society.

Conducting Complex Research While Supporting Fellow Servicemembers

My studies have completely changed my understanding of Chinese history, political development, and international relations.

Military Service with a Global Perspective

Not every day is going to be a success and you have to be able to move on to the next problem without dwelling.

Advancing Diplomacy Between the U.S. and the International Community

SAIS prepared me for this experience by equipping me with adequate regional expertise on the MENA region, strengthening my expository writing skills, and providing me with a multidisciplinary understanding of global processes and relationships.

SAIS Has Always Been the Dream

"I cannot imagine a more valuable and meaningful contribution to my society than being part of progress," said SAIS Public Service Scholar Ángel Chica Sánchez.

Passion for policy-oriented research and European affairs

The SAIS path with a passion for policy-oriented research and European affairs.

Using a Non-Western Lens to Redefine Global Conflict

Every day when I walk past embassies and prominent think tanks, I feel the importance of what I am studying and the power of where I am.