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The Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) awards a graduate certificate in Chinese and American Studies to international students who attend the HNC for one academic year and take a minimum of six academic courses in Chinese. Many choose to take additional classes each semester in English, resulting in a mix of international and Chinese students in a given class.

Students who meet admissions requirements for both the HNC and SAIS complete two semesters in Nanjing and receive a Certificate in Chinese and American Studies, followed by two to three semesters at SAIS's Washington M.A. program. Through these joint programs, students can apply their regional and linguistic skills to the broader study of international relations or business. 

Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies (HNC) opened in 1986 as a one-of-a-kind center for international studies in China. An educational collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University, it is located on the downtown campus of Nanjing University. Chinese and international students live and learn international relations together in a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to free and open academic exploration and intellectual dialogue. 

The SAIS Office of Human Resources is dedicated to supporting all faculty, staff and students at SAIS with valuable, innovative, and timely human resource policies, programs, and services.

Indonesian is one of four Southeast Asian languages offered at Johns Hopkins SAIS. It is offered at levels based on students' needs and demands.

Through the school's Initiatives, Institutes, and Research Centers, students have access to policymakers and the opportunity to work directly in the policymaking process. Research institutes endeavor to combine intellectual rigor and policy relevance through research, publications, and seminars that offer insights into the interplay among the political, diplomatic, and analytical worlds. Many of the institutes' programs are open to the broader attract leaders of the foreign policy communities.

The International Development (IDEV) Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developing countries, with the aim of preparing students for careers in development.

The International Economics Program provides students with a firm grasp of the theory and tools of economics and finance and the functioning of the international economic system.

This 11-month, full-time program prepares students to understand advanced economic theories, develop quantitative skills and analyze current international economic issues.  Students move through the program in a cohort format and focus on how international trade and finance shape economic performance. Further, students develop their own perspectives by interacting one-on-one with world-renowned scholars while specializing in either Macroeconomics/International Finance or in International Trade/Development.

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