Summer & Intersession Programs
D.C. Career Trip
Jan. 17-19, 2018
Application Deadline: Nov. 17, 2017
Join the International Studies Program for an all-expenses-paid three-day career survey in Washington, D.C., designed to advance your thinking about how to pursue your own international affairs-related career. Students will learn about different types of international affairs careers and the skills to pursue them. Students will also make site visits to leading international affairs institutions to learn firsthand from accomplished professionals at those institutions. Enrollment preference will be given to students majoring in international studies and graduating in 2019 or earlier.
This career survey will be led by Joel T. Meyer, A&S ’04. He is current senior vice president at Dataminr and previously served on the White House National Security Council staff and in the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security, practiced law at a major international law firm, and worked at the Council on Foreign Relations.
While additional speakers and site visits may be arranged and the list may change due to scheduling conflicts, at this time speakers and site visits will include:
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of Defense
- National Counterterrorism Center
- U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Council on Foreign Relations
Intersession 2018 Readings by Category:
- Spy Moms Unite
- Meet Michael J. Morell
- What I Learned in 40 Years of Doing Intelligence Analysis for US Foreign Policymakers
- Podcast: Intelligence Matters Podcast by The Cipher Brief, Episode interviewing NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen, October 3, 2017
- The White House’s Secret Diplomatic Weapon
- Diverse Career Path for US Negotiator
- National Security Chief Keeps a Low Profile
- Podcast: Intelligence Matters by The Cipher Brief, Episode interviewing Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, October 3, 2017
- Inside Hillary Clinton’s Massive Foreign-Policy Brain Trust
- Mitt Romney Taps Foreign Policy, National Security Advisers
- How Think Tanks Amplify Corporate America’s Influence
- Think Tank Scholar or Corporate Consultant? It Depends on the Day
- New York Times Allegations and our Response: A Message from Strobe Talbott, President of Brookings
- CFR Independent Task Force Report: A Sharper Choice on North Korea, Sep 2016
- CRS: A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Issues and Current Proposals
- The Six Key Players in Congress’ Syria Debate
- With Iran Letter, Tom Cotton Emerges as Leading GOP National Security Hawk
Law, Lobbying, and Consulting
- How to Get Rich in Trump’s Washington
- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Returns Home — to Paul, Weiss
- For a Power Lawyer, a New High-Wire Act
Summer Program in Bologna
June 4-22, 2018
Application Deadline: March 15
This June, Johns Hopkins University will be returning to Bologna, Italy for its summer study abroad program. This intensive three-week program, featuring two courses taught by Hopkins faculty, is an excellent opportunity for students to earn JHU credit and to explore Hopkins’ SAIS Europe campus along with one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities.
The Hopkins Summer Program in Bologna will provide students the opportunity to take two concurrent interdisciplinary courses: The Evolution of Money and Banking: A European History taught by Professors Robert Barbera and Jon Faust from the Department of Economics, and Food for Thought: Gastronomy, Politics & Identity taught by Professor Laura Di Bianco from the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Italian Division and Professor Bentley Allan from the Department of Political Science. Students are required to enroll in both courses.
The Summer Program in Bologna is open to students from every undergraduate major at Hopkins including pre-majors. Enrollment is limited in order to ensure the highest quality of instruction. Lecture and discussion sessions are conducted in English, so no knowledge of Italian is required. Eligibility is based on good academic standing, intellectual interest, and personal maturity. Candidates must apply through the Office of Study Abroad. Deadline to apply: March 15.
The cost of the program is $5,840 and will cover tuition (six credits), housing, at least one excursion, and all group activities and events. The fee does not cover airfare. Scholarship funding may be available to students with demonstrated financial need. For more information, please contact Sydney Van Morgan, Director of the International Studies Program, at email@example.com.
The Hopkins Summer Program in Bologna is coordinated by the Office of Study Abroad and the International Studies Program, with the support of SAIS Europe and the Aronson Center for International Studies.