Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What is unique about SAIS?

What makes SAIS different?

That's a question we want every prospective applicant to ask. And you should expect an answer.

There are lots of excellent graduate programs in international relations. Some will suit candidates better than others. It's important if you're checking out universities to find out what makes them tick, how they are similar and how they differ.

We have taken a stab at defining what differentiates SAIS in a 20-page brochure that you can see here.

Here is what we think makes SAIS unique:
  • A permanent foothold on three continents with campuses in Bologna, Washington and Nanjing
  • Interdisciplinary depth and solid training in economics
  • An intimate, supportive and diverse learning community
As SAIS Dean Vali Nasr put it: "SAIS is unique in that its academic mission straddles the boundaries of intellectual discourse and the professional world."

The brochure will give you a taste of SAIS's academic options and requirements, its different degrees, the dual-degree possibilities, the breadth of our faculty's expertise, student life and the many types of careers that graduates choose.

Some of our readers may recognize the woman in the blue blouse on the cover of the brochure. It is Chidiogo Akunyili, a SAIS Bologna graduate who was featured in this post as well as this video.

After she graduated from SAIS in May, Chidiogo joined strategy consultants Roland Berger and is currently on assignment in Nigeria.

Nelson Graves

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