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To Sharpen My Statistical and Programming Skills

While several challenges still need to be solved, I expect my programming skills to be improved when exploring the solutions. Besides, through the project, I have become familiar with trade data, international classification systems as well as the product quality mode

Understanding International Relations Dynamics and History

I realized that the school's ideal location could inspire students and provide them with limitless opportunities. Furthermore, as an international student, I value the diversity of students at SAIS as well as the school's positive attitude toward students from diverse backgrounds.

Balancing a SAIS MAIR & Tsinghua Dual Degree

The MAIR program is aptly designed for students to build a strong foundation in the general concepts and practices of IR horizontally, while vertically delving into the two chosen areas of specialization, dovetails perfectly with my lifelong goal of balancing “exploration and extrapolation”.

Applying Knowledge Gained at SAIS to Military Assignments

The MIPP program will best prepare me for future assignments as an Army Foreign Area Officer in Latin America.

A Rangel Fellow Prepares for a Career in the U.S. Foreign Service

SAIS’s commitment to reimagining the study of international relations intrigued me and affirmed that my interests in looking at the intersections of race, statecraft, cultural diplomacy would be welcomed.

Andrés: Challenging His Worldview in Bologna

After leaving the military to pursue an international career in diplomacy, Andrés applied to SAIS since he felt it was the clear choice to develop his professional skills to navigate the complex machinery of international and interagency relationships.

Studying and Traveling from Latin America to the Netherlands and Ukraine

As I was studying at Leiden University in the Netherlands, I got to know about the SAIS MAIA cooperative degree program. At first, I expected to only do my Master’s in the Netherlands, but I after I got accepted to SAIS, I realized that it complements my education very well.

Preparing for a Policy Career in a Fast-Changing World

I have been able to engage many SAIS students and faculty members and participate in the school’s robust student life, learning from diverse perspectives and building my network while giving back to the SAIS community in a meaningful way.

Cultivating Foreign Policy Expertise

I knew SAIS’ stellar faculty, abundant course offerings, and expansive alumni network would provide me with tools I needed to succeed as an international relations professional.

Building a Firm Understanding of American and International Policy

After researching the various master’s programs and world-class faculty that SAIS offers, I realized the programs here aligned remarkably well with my professional career