Life at SFS
Graduate students at Georgetown form close bonds with their peers throughout their time at one of the School of Foreign Service’s eight unique master’s degree programs. Beyond connection in the small discussion-based classes, graduate students interact with their peers through internships in the D.C. area, speaker events and workshops, on-campus club and organizational involvement and happy hours and intramural sports.
“What I have grown to appreciate more from MSFS, besides the balance between theory and practice, is the tight-knit community of classmates, faculty and alumni interested in international affairs.” –Andrea Conde Ghigliazza (MSFS’16)
In addition to the specific opportunities afforded to graduate students within their programs, the extensive networks of Georgetown faculty and public events lie at our graduate students’ fingertips. From small discussions with former U.S. diplomats on the faculty to run-ins with domestic and foreign leaders, sporting events with other graduate programs in the area, and internships and research across the world, Georgetown graduate students have hundreds of opportunities to deeply engage with their international studies on a personal level.
“The identity and friendship that we all share in MAGES [Master of Arts in German and European Studies] as a smaller regional program both in and outside of the classroom has been incredibly rewarding and something I’ll keep with me beyond my time at Georgetown.” –Ryan Millerick (MAGES’16)
Georgetown graduate students come from a wide variety of professional and educational backgrounds including many who have spent time abroad studying and working. This diversity fosters a breadth of perspectives for graduate students to learn from each other as they take advantage of all Georgetown and Washington, D.C., have to offer outside of the classroom.
“I will miss being surrounded by peers who have achieved a lot in their own right — whether professionally or academically — but who are incredibly humble and down-to-earth, and hard-working.” –Hijab Shah (SSP’16)