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How do you want to make a difference?

Today’s world is more intertwined than ever before, and the necessity for strong international relations has shaped today’s class of global citizens.

As a world-renowned university with an extensive international network, Hopkins offers many opportunities for students to engage in academic study and research that have a global impact. Global Perspectives is, broadly speaking, how you fit into your communities, how you’re able to learn from them, and how you’re able to make an impact on them. This can be at the local, state, national, and international levels and studied through a variety of academic programs, such as History, Anthropology, Sociology, International Studies, and Political Science.

The freedom and flexibility of our curriculum allows students the opportunity to realize the intersection of these disciplines while our resources and applied experiences give students a hands-on look at their chosen field.

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From Baltimore to Bologna

Hopkins students develop an understanding of international political, economic, historical, and cultural topics from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

In choosing their courses, students are able to take advantage of this multi-disciplinary approach and develop their own interests. And with campuses in Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy and Nanjing, China, undergraduates have access to a global network of researchers and industry leaders.

The Hopkins advantage

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Study Abroad Flexibility

Students have the option to live and learn abroad for the amount of time that works best for them; short term, full semester, or full year. Additionally, financial aid will carry over and our Aronson Center offers grants that students can use for the short-term intersession or summer trips.

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Direct Matriculation Programs

You can earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees through one of our Direct Matriculation Programs in either Global Health Studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health or International Studies at the School of Advanced International Studies, with campuses in Washington D.C.; Nanjing, China; or Bologna, Italy.

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Hands-On Learning

Whether you are researching German refugee integration, studying South Korean nuclear policy, or interning for a U.S. Senator, our students are able to apply their knowledge while leveraging the resources that we offer. This allows them to learn first-hand while also impacting change in their various communities.

World-class faculty

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Unparalleled opportunities

As the #1 research university, our resources and opportunities ensure students are uniquely prepared to tackle societal issues, regardless of their post-Hopkins ambitions.

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