• I chose my program because: it was very internationally orientated, left me a big choice in the courses I wanted to take, offered a broad range of possible courses/concentrations, was in line with my academic interests and finally, because it was in Paris (learning French and studying abroad was one of my primary motivations)

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  • I chose my program because I have always been concerned with human rights and more vulnerable population groups. I was drawn to the PSIA program because of its more practical approach, with teachers having direct experience from the field.

    The best thing about PSIA is how everybody - both teachers and students - are deeply engaged in their subjects and happily...

  • I chose my program because: I am really passionate about environmental issues and I really like the idea of the concentrations you get to choose at PSIA.
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  • I chose my program because I wanted to acquire skills that would be useful in an international career, and to reflect on the issues that matter most to our generation. The Masters in International Development was appealing because of the sheer range of classes on offer, the option to specialise in two subjects, the reputation of the teachers and the...

  • I chose my program because I always wanted to become a journalist. In the meantime, I wanted to deepen my knowledge on economics, history, etc. The dual-degree Journalism and International Affairs provides the basics to start working as a journalist and the intellectual background to understand what is going on on this planet. It also puts a stress on foreign...

  • I chose my program because I was born in Dubai, grew up mostly in Houston, and spend my summers in Beirut and Paris. I'm interested in international affairs and development in particular. When I was applying to graduate school, I wish I knew… the differences between graduate school in the States and in France. I'm still learning! It is hard...
  • PSIA allows us to interact with an array of world-class personalities through numerous conferences. One of my fondest memories was when I got to ask General David Petraeus, then Commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, about his efforts to curb corruption and bring the country back on track. This was an especially important and personal issue for me as...
  • I chose my master program because I was looking for a very practical and professional course of study which would prepare me for my professional life with as many skills as possible. In my opinion, my time here has been so far a rewarding mix of academic and practical studies which give me a very astute understanding of world politics....

  • I chose my program because: It just seemed totally tailored for me, and I couldn’t find an equivalent program anywhere else. I spent my internship semester working for Human Rights Watch in New York. It was a thrilling time, joining the NGO of my dreams and living in such an exciting city. It was an ideal way to kick-start my professional...

  • I chose my program because I want to change my career path from a journalist to an NGOer. And I believe my program of Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions can give me academic and methodological support to achieve my goal.


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