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The French program provides students with a unique opportunity to engage in learning experiences that reflect authentic and purposeful uses of the language.

This page includes frequently asked questions regarding academic programs, admissions information, visiting SAIS, student profile, financial aid, reapplication, deferrals, and spring admissions, and standardized tests.

The Summer Orientation program includes: an overview of the FLTA program’s goals and practices and a series of sessions providing information and training on skills that will facilitate FLTAs’ adjustment to their assigned school. 

General International Relations allows you to choose from among all of the courses offered in four programs in the overall field of International Relations, in addition to selected other Policy Areas at SAIS.  You may take any course offered in Conflict Management; Global Theory and History; and International Law and Organizations, in addition to courses in Energy, Resources and Environment and Strategic Studies.  General International Relations offers you the largest selection of courses in the school.

The German program offers excellence in professional language instruction through the study of German-speaking communities/cultures, current politics, international affairs and economics, while preparing students for their international careers.

Alumni and friends have a tremendous impact on strengthening the mission of the school to educate tomorrow's leaders – individuals who are well positioned to excel in the international relations arena who will confront unprecedented challenges and exciting opportunities to serve. The school prepares innovative thinkers and problem-solvers with the economic, cultural and global expertise to operate across national boundaries and in complex international settings. We invite you to share our vision and support tomorrow's global leaders.

To serve the Johns Hopkins SAIS career development needs of students and alumni, the Career Services Center provides high quality, client-oriented services designed to assist them in managing their professional careers. We market the school as a source of talent and leadership to international employers and to build a global network of contacts that serve students and alumni.

The 16-month Global Policy Program (GPP), designed specifically for highly-motivated, experienced professionals, is ideal for candidates seeking a deeper understanding of the social, economic and political issues influencing policy decisions, while continuing to work full-time. Studying with world-class scholars and practitioners, students gain the skills and knowledge required for success in our rapidly transforming world. 

Offered at SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy this 13-month, cohort-based program builds on the core strengths of SAIS in multi-disciplinary analysis by introducing students to the broad array of concepts and tools from the social sciences that are necessary to undertake sophisticated political and economic risk analysis. The SAIS MGR will produce a graduate who understands the details of risk analysis, possesses professional quantitative skills, and is able to apply these tools to policy problems or investment decisions as they are affected by political events.  

The Global Theory and History Program examines continuity and change in the formation and maturation of territorially focused relations, along with transnational forces and ideologies.