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Student Stories

Building Expertise to Address Future National Security Challenges

"I've really enjoyed the Strategic Studies Program's Staff Rides, which has put me in the shoes of the actors of past battles and conflicts and provided me important lessons that will shape my decisions and analysis in my future career."

An Enriching Education Through Experiential Learning

"I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the Conflict Management program’s Crisis Simulation, where I helped construct a game to test the conditions, motivations, and methods by which norms might be upheld or violated."

Developing Expertise in International Development

Zoe Rimba reflects on her experience pursuing a Certificate in International Development and what it is like to be a part of the Johns Hopkins SAIS community.

Building Commercial Diplomacy Skills Through an Internship in Shenyang, China

Jesse Adler, MA '20 reflects on his summer internship at the US Consulate General in Shenyang, China.

Gaining Expertise on Latin America

"I had the valuable opportunity to participate in a study trip to Beijing and Shanghai where I met with NGOs, private businesses, and think tank researchers, and explore the growing economic and political relationship between the Chinese government and businesses and Latin American countries."

Gaining a Unique Perspective on Two Continents

"Not only does SAIS Europe attracts professors and practitioners from all over Europe who visit the campus to teach their courses, but it offers a unique cultural experience."

Transitioning into the Field of Economics and Energy Policy

Yu Cao, MA '20 talks about why the Energy, Resources and Environment program was the perfect fit for him.

Gaining Firsthand Expertise on Taiwan through the Johns Hopkins SAIS China Studies Internship Award

A recipient of the Johns Hopkins SAIS China Studies Internship Award, Jennifer Conrad, MA '20, reflects on her experience interning with the US Department of State's political section of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Taipei.

A Culturally Rich Education at SAIS Europe

"The international composition of the school has allowed me to engage with and learn from people of varying regions,cultures and backgrounds, an opportunity I am grateful to have been given."

Close-Knit Learning in the Heart of Europe

"I found a great sense of camaraderie among the students, as well as the faculty and staff, who went out of their way to get to know students and support them in their careers."