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Student Stories

Gaining Insights and Expertise from Two Global Institutions

"I admired the pioneering work in the study of Indian domestic politics by Professor Walter Andersen, Director of the South Asia Studies program."

Studying in the Epicenter of Global Policymaking

"The school's location in Washington, DC has offered opportunities to engage with others in the international relations field while studying in the heart of where American foreign policy is formulated."

An Entrepreneur Looking to Make a Difference in Africa

"I was very excited to see that the school offers support to students who have an interest in entrepreneurship."

Building Community at Johns Hopkins SAIS

As the SGA Social Chair, my goal is to make Johns Hopkins SAIS a fun and engaging place for all students – where they can make friendships and connections that will last them for life.

A Fulbright Scholar with a Focus on Global Development in Sri Lanka

"Johns Hopkins SAIS was the only Washington, DC school and one of the few in the country to offer Hindi/Urdu as a language option."

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."

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."