At the end of the day, I chose Johns Hopkins SAIS because of its strong International Development program and because I felt very welcomed when I came to its Open Houseday after I had gotten admitted. The International Development Program provided the perfect mix of economic and social courses that I thought would make me competitive in the job market. I also really appreciated the fact that the school was in DC since I knew that there would be a great number of internship opportunities in the surrounding area. In terms of personal factors, I liked the fact that my parents and my close friends lived in the area and that I was familiar with the area. At the end of the day though, the decisive factor for me though boiled down to how comfortable I felt when I visited the campus and how I just felt like it would be the best fit out of all of the other schools I applied to.
Thanks for reading!
Denise Bonsu (MA'18)