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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, Townsend in Hanoi


I left my house in the dark this morning. The electricity went out at 7:30, which I later learned was because I made the very American mistake of having the air conditioner and hot water heater on at

Student researchers report on food insecurity and hunger in Austin for the Office of Sustainability


LBJ School students released a report on food related issues in the Austin community in collaboration with the city’s Office of Sustainability.

Student Researchers Report U.S. Intelligence and Security Study Findings


LBJ School students participated in a Policy Research Project that unearthed a broad range of attitudes regarding U.S. intelligence and resulted in various recommendations to improve intelligence.

LBJ Class Researches Open Aid Data Use in Uganda and Nepal


In 2015, Dr. Catherine Weaver and 18 Master of Global Policy Studies students examined issues around the open data movement.

Meet Sid Ravishankar (MA 2017)


Meet Sid Ravishankar, a rising 2nd year student concentrating in Strategic Studies with a minor in South Asia Studies.

A day in the life of a GSR Maya Reynolds ’17


In a Q&A complementing our Storify tour of a day in the life of Maya Reynolds, the 2017 MIA candidate paints a picture of what attending GPS looks like for her as a GSR

Fletcher Student: Bupe Mazimba on the Flexibility of Fletcher


“The flexibility of the curriculum at Fletcher is something to marvel at.”

Yale grad students launch program to reduce spread of malaria


Five Yale graduate students were selected for a $20,000 grant for their innovative proposal to increase adherence to malaria medication in Sierra Leone.