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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:

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

Profile in Service: Emily Otto

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“Viking warrior daughter” is how Emily Otto’s father refers to her before his friends. And he’s right. Otto is a twenty-eight-year-old cadet in the Texas A&M Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and

Professor Muhammad Yunus Meets with Elliott School Students

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Muhammad Yunus on a visit to GW, hosted by the Elliott School of International Affairs, graciously agreed to spend the day meeting with students and faculty prior to his public speaking event.

Elliott School Women Take on UN Resolution 1325

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Professor Aisling Swaine recently invited three Elliott School women to accompany her to attend the UN Security Council’s open debate on Women, Peace, and Security.

No Lost Generation Finds Its Voice

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The No Lost Generation Student Initiative, founded in 2013 at GW, focuses attention on the plight of children affected by the Syrian crisis.

Why GPS: A place to call home in a foreign land

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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

New study abroad program opens up world of possibility for students

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“This was a very important experience for me, both as a student and as a person,” said Alkhiami, who spent a semester studying at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. “Even just coming back

SIA students make connections with employers, alumni in New York City

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Over two days in New York City, students at the Penn State School of International Affairs saw firsthand the diverse careers they can pursue after graduation, gained valuable insight on jumpstarting t

Up to snuff

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Travis Lindsay, 2017 MIA candidate, reflects on the ways in which his first year at GPS primed him for the accomplishments that followed, such as being published in The Diplomat

Sam Nunn School Intern Spotlight – Elvina Ganbarova

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Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and Georgia Tech in general is a place where everything you thought you knew is challenged at some point.

Cultured to foster U.S.-Japan connections

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Granted participation in the Kakehashi Project in 2016, GPS sent a cohort of students to Japan to absorb the culture and make memories to last a lifetime

A day in the life of an MPP student

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In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Shadi Matar, the 2018 MPP candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like today