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Student Stories

Confronting Global Challenges Through Protective Face Masks

Leah always wanted to create something that would bring different cultures together in a creative way. She never thought that it would be in the form of face masks to protect people during a global pandemic.

Gaining the Skill Set for a Career Transition

"I wanted to transition toward a career with an NGO or non-profit organization, and the school has provided me with the necessary resources and tools to achieve that goal."

A Close-Knit Community in the Heart of Europe

"I have really enjoyed the smaller classes and access to networking opportunities with global policy practitioners."

A Multidimensional Graduate School Experience in the Heart of Washington DC

Johns Hopkins SAIS has taught me to be open and adaptable, and to maximize my positive impact on the world.

Building Camaraderie at SAIS Europe

"At SAIS Europe we rely on each other a lot more than a typical graduate program to get through the logistical aspects of living in a foreign country and to ensure that we have a social life outside of academics."

Developing Critical Language Skills in China

The fact that in the master’s program you write your thesis in Chinese is huge. There’s no other American university where I’d have that opportunity.

On the Fast-Track to a Career in Diplomacy

"When given the opportunity to apply to the accelerated BA/MA Program between Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Johns Hopkins SAIS, I jumped at the chance to further my education in International Affairs."

Building My Network

"There is no shortage of ways to connect with the school’s alumni."

Building Expertise on Africa Inside and Outside the Classroom

"As a student, I had the opportunity to serve as a club leader for the school's Africa Association Club, which aims to connect students of African descent and those interested in African affairs."

A Top-Notch Education

"Every week, the school brings some of the top minds in international relations and related fields to speak on campus. From Wolf Blitzer to Francis Fukuyama to the President of Afghanistan, there is no lack of clout or diversity from the speakers."