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Student Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

SAIS Experience Enhances Knowledge Gained from Military and Foreign Service Posts

I sought out a graduate program with a heavy economic and quantitative focus, and SAIS’ international economics concentration seemed to fill many of the gaps I had in my own understanding.

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.