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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

Journey Toward Contributing to the Sustainable Development of Human Society

I hope to take full advantage of the resources provided by SAIS and complete a smooth transition from being a graduate student to becoming a young professional.

Working Toward Career that Promotes Human Rights and Gender Equality

I am confident that earning a degree from SAIS will significantly shape my career path, move me closer to achieving my objectives, and equip me with the skills I need for professional growth.

Nina: Once a Bolognese always a Bolognese

While working in supply chains, Nina became passionate about sustainability, particularly reducing greenhouse gas emissions in materials production and waste.