Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An end...and a beginning

This week applicants are being informed if they have been admitted to SAIS.

Congratulations to those offered admission. To those who fell short, we hope the experience of pulling together your candidacy taught you something about your values, goals, strengths and weaknesses. If you are better placed to take the next step in your education and careers, it will have been worth it.

Those who were admitted now have several weeks to consider their options. We in Admissions, along with faculty, students, staff and alumni, stand ready to answer whatever questions you might have. We know there will be many.

Several encounters have been planned to give admitted candidates a chance to learn more about what makes SAIS special and what to expect during one's studies here.

Both SAIS Bologna and SAIS DC will open their doors next month to admitted candidates during annual Open House events. The SAIS DC Open House is set for April 10 in Washington; SAIS Bologna's is scheduled for April 15 in Bologna.

We realize most admitted candidates cannot attend either of these events: SAIS students come from all over the world. But if you are in the vicinity, do consider attending one or the other as they are good ways to meet fellow admitted candidates, current students, faculty and staff, and to get answers to your questions about the curriculum, career services, student life and the like.

Admissions will be hosting online information sessions over the next few weeks. SAIS DC has scheduled three for next week, and SAIS Bologna will hold another two during the following week. These are ways to interact with students, staff, alumni and fellow candidates. We'll be sending out information about these sessions by email and on this blog.

As ever, we are happy to field any questions you care to ask over the phone (+39 051 29 17 811), via Skype (jhubc.admissions), by email ( or in person.

We'd like to thank all applicants for their interest in SAIS and for making our jobs as rewarding as they are.

Nelson Graves

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