Announcing the new SAIS Summer Academies in Bologna and Washington, D.C.

Spend four weeks this summer exploring international affairs in the heart of Europe or in Washington, D.C. Open to Hopkins undergraduates and recent college graduates, who can earn up to four graduate-level credits at either location.

Washington, D.C.: From the halls of Congress to the headquarters of U.S. diplomacy in Foggy Bottom, the nation's capital is an excellent backdrop to study national security and foreign affairs. Not only will you hear directly from top voices of the policy community and learn directly from leading scholars of the field, you will add Washington D.C. experience to your resumé for an advantage in future internship and employment searches. In addition, you will enjoy visiting world-class museums, catching a World-Series-winning Nationals baseball game, and dipping into the local culinary scene.

Program dates: June 15 to July 10
Application deadline: April 1
For more information and to apply, visit the SAIS Summer Academy—Washington webpage on the Office of Study Abroad website.

Bologna, Italy: Home to the oldest university in Europe, attracting more than 90,000 students each year, Bologna hosts a lively academic community and is recognized worldwide for its cultural openness and culinary excellence. The city provides an inspiring backdrop to learn about politics, diplomacy, security, and good governance through two consecutive courses in Contemporary European Politics and The Geopolitics of Organized Crime.

Program dates: June 1 to 26
Application deadline: March 1
For more information and to apply, visit the SAIS Summer Academy—Europe webpage on the Office of Study Abroad website.

Scholarships are available for both programs through a generous gift from Jeffrey and Shari Aronson as part of the Aronson Center for International Studies and, in the case of the D.C. program, the SAIS Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs. For more information and the link to the scholarship application, visit the program webpages referenced above.

For more information about the SAIS Summer Academies, visit the Hopkins Study Abroad website or contact the Study Abroad Office at or 410-516-7856. You may also consider attending the annual Study Abroad Fair (part of Student Involvement Week), to talk to program representatives from SAIS (Feb. 4, 5 to 7 p.m., Glass Pavilion).