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Complementing My International Experience Through Formal Study

I like that the MIPP program honors students’ professional experience and gives us access to the entire SAIS curriculum, while enabling us to structure our course of study with certain goals or skills in mind.

From Planes to Pens

It is the first time that an officer from Spain is studying in a two-year program abroad, and SAIS has an incredible reputation. The school was highly recommended by several of my foreign military colleagues, and the course offerings, the top-notch faculty, and its location in DC encouraged me to study at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

The field I was sure I wanted to stay in

Though there is an overwhelming number of choices, I appreciate that SAIS has opened those doors and made a lot possible.

An Incoming Graduate Gives Invaluable Advice to Prospective Students

I hoped to gain skills that could help me become a policymaker that respects the agency of those in need. I also chose this program since it offered a chance to apply these skills through its capstone practicum project.

On the Crossroad of Tech and Development

SAIS offered a diverse range of international development courses and faculty, as well as a number of technology-related classes that sounded intriguing. The secondary economics concentration was also a big draw for me, and I knew that the robust econ curriculum would set me apart from my peers at other schools.

The Power of Photography in Highlighting the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

I did my undergraduate studies in international affairs at GW, so I have always been aware of the weight that the SAIS brand has in the international relations community. In addition, many of my colleagues have studied at SAIS and can highly recommend it.

From Kansas to Canada and Back

When it came time to pick my region of focus at SAIS, it was a no-brainer. The Canadian Studies program at SAIS gave me an in-depth understanding of Canadian policy issues and helped me develop my skills in policy writing.

Combining Business and International Development Studies

The SAIS experience could not be more different from the INSEAD experience, which is what I love about it. SAIS is much more traditional and academic, encouraging us to dive deep into the subject matter of our classes and really build rigorous academic expertise.

To Gain New Work Experiences and International Perspectives

I was attracted to the program’s rigorous econometrics curriculum as well as its emphasis on technical skills and professional development. In addition, the opportunity to undertake a STEM-designated graduate degree within an international studies institution was of great interest to me.

Colin: Searching for International Perspectives at SAIS Europe

When looking into graduate schools, Colin looked to two close friends and personal guides. Wanting to follow in their footsteps, Colin chose to attend SAIS