Summer & Intersession Programs

D.C. Career Trip

January 22-24 2020

Join the International Studies Program for a one-credit, 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.

Lodging will be provided and an alumni networking reception will be held on one of the evenings during the program. Enrollment is restricted to declared International Studies majors.

This career survey will be led by Joel T. Meyer, A&S ’04. He is currently the Vice President of Government and Corporate Markets at Predata 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.

Suggested Readings





Think Tanks


Law, Lobbying, Consulting

International Development

International Economics

Summer Program in Bologna

BolognaJune 2020
Application Deadline: March 15

Next June 2020, 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 topics of which will be announced during the spring semester preceding the program. 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 will be determined in the preceding spring semester 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, International Studies Program Director, at

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.