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Student Stories

A Future Career in Emerging Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa

"I was really impressed with the diverse qualifications within the workplace that many of the professors had outside the classroom. Having that applicable perspective within the classroom was very important to me."

Acquiring the Knowledge to Build a Peaceful and Sustainable Future in the Heart of Washington, DC

"The opportunity to study alongside leading practitioners in the heart of international affairs in Washington, DC, has exceeded my expectations of what I would gain from a master’s degree."

A Strong Sense of Community and Enriching Opportunities in the Latin American Studies Program

"Access to individualized career coaching and internship placement as well as a tight-knit community within my program makes me feel incredibly in place."

Maximizing the Johns Hopkins SAIS Experience

"I have been able to build a holistic and rich life at the school by participating in experiences that speak to my personal passions and aspirations."

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."