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Students at APSIA member schools contribute to global peace, prosperity, and understanding even during the course of their programs.

They believe the world can be a better place – and they are prepared to do the hard work needed to actively bring about that brighter future.

APSIA students are ready to solve the world’s problems. They are flexible enough to navigate the world as it is now and in the future.

Learn about some of our students and their work to transform the world:

Internship field report, Will Feuer @ Southeast Asia Globe in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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The Monday before that pivotal weekend began as most Mondays did in Phnom Penh. I had my coffee, wrote my morning article, and our weekly editorial meeting began, when reporters pitch stories.

Omair Khan (MPP ’18) wins first Rumsfeld Fellowship from University of Michigan

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The Rumsfeld Foundation awarded Omair Khan (MPP ’18) one of just 20 graduate fellowships this year, making Khan the first Rumsfeld Fellow from the University of Michigan.

Students craft views on climate change at COP23

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Four students author their insights on climate change and the valuable lessons learned in environmental policy at the United Nations’ leading conference

Why GPS: A niche in life

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Why GPS: Discovering a passion for all things math

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Our 2017-18 Dean’s Fellows

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Three students selected as GPS’s 2017-18 Dean’s Fellows share their experiences that qualify them for this special distinction

A ‘Prep Program’ for success, before day one

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Incoming GPS students dive deep into the prep program, plus learn how to leverage their alumni network even before day one of the official start of the school year

Why GPS: Apply now and figure it out later

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Why GPS: Finding solid ground after years overseas

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Combating Terrorism at the Pentagon and West Point

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Two Yale students, Ellen Chapin and Will Wright, are spending the summer making America safer. Both won Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowships in International Relations.

Science Policy Fellows program trains ‘high-impact researchers’

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In its third year, GPS’s Science Policy Fellows program continues bridging disciplines at UC San Diego, delivers new research and even prototype tools

Why GPS: Pursuing a different tune

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Honoring standout students

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GPS celebrated its 2017 award winners with an intimate luncheon on May 12

A New Kind of Warfare

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As cyberthreats increase, so do the number of students choosing to protect their nation on the cyberspace front.

Why GPS: A cross point to connect the dots

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

A head start on marine conservation

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Discover what motivated Frederick Hemans, 2018 MIA candidate, to pen a policy paper about China’s role in the Antarctic sea and how it’s turning heads

Student Stories | What do our students think of the Stockholm School of Economics?

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The program has been very practical where we have gotten the opportunity to put theory in to practice with real business cases for real companies.

Student Stories | What do our students think of the Stockholm School of Economics?

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SSE offers more than just the program: it offers a unique study environment, intriguing students and close relations with corporate partners.

Student Stories | What do our students think of the Stockholm School of Economics?

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I chose SSE as it is a high-ranked and reputable business school located in a city with a vibrant business community and start-up scene.

JDI: Connecting students with real-world diplomacy

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The Junior Diplomat Initiative Youth Dialogue bring students from the Graduate Institute and other Swiss universities together with diplomatic professionals and practitionners.

Students and employers connect on careers

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Students and employers connect on careers
45 employers and 474 students participated in Connexion, the Graduate Institute Careers Forum

Tor Geir Holmen: Building schools and fighting malaria in Cameroon

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Student stories: schools and malaria in Cameroon
Tor Geir Holmen (Master in International Affairs) tells us about building schools and tackling malaria in Bertoua, East Cameroon.

35 years on: The life-changing legacy and impact of the PPIA program

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Seventeen PPIA alumni are currently working on master’s degrees at the Ford School—12 of whom attended the summer institute here, as well.

Why GPS: Finding the awe in other ways of life

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Why GPS: Turning passion into reality

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As part of an ongoing series, we give students the creative liberty to opine on their favorite memories from the School and “why GPS” is a solid fit to pursue their graduate education

Selected as a Sylff Fellow

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In a Q&A, two students open up about how their fellowships are preparing them to break global boundaries after GPS

Students spend spring break in Cuba, standing at crossroads in history

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“In Cuba, you see the old and the new, the free market and Marxist-Leninist systems, different cultures, different faiths, all coming together in a way you can’t experience anywhere else in the world.

A day in the life of a BA/MIA student

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In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Jeanne Marasigan, the 2018 BA/MIA candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today