Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day In the Life of an HNC Student: Alexandra Hansen

Alexandra Hansen, Certificate '18, shares a typical day as a student at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. She keeps busy with her classes, extracurricular activities, and late-night Chinese BBQ. 
7:30am – I wake up early to grab breakfast with my roommate at the 餐厅. I love the HNC’s breakfast, they often have pancakes, soya milk, steamed dumplings, 馅饼, eggs, and fruit.

8:00am – My roommate and I walk to the West Building to attend Critical Developments in American History. We take this class together, and often have late night talks on the class’s content. Today, Professor Joe Renouard introduces us to the Bill of Rights.

HNC West Building

9:30am – I walk to my Chinese Foreign Policy class. This is one of the most popular classes at the HNC. Today, Professor Cai Jiahe’s lecture is on Chinese foreign policy during the Cold War era.

11:30pm – After class, I head to the cafeteria for lunch. I eat with a few friends and talk about what we did over Fall Break.

Lunch at the cafeteria

12:00pm – I have my very first Johns Hopkins SAIS Observer meeting! The SAIS Observer is a newspaper written, edited and produced by the students of Johns Hopkins SAIS. Today we brainstorm article ideas, and discuss international affairs and current events.

1:00pm – Anthropology and Chinese Society begins. Professor Fan Ke leads a class discussion on African migration to Guangzhou, China.

2:30pm – Wow, I’m done with all my classes for the week! To prepare for Monday, I start reading for my US & China: Cross Cultural Dialogue class in the library.

Studying at the HNC Library

5:00pm – After a long day of classes and meetings, I head to an off-campus gym with a friend to workout.

6:30pm – Dinnertime! I pick up some noodles from a place down the road from the HNC. It was my first time trying the restaurant; I will definitely be going there again!

Walking to the noodle shop
7:00pm – I research different job opportunities on the SAISworks portal and update my resume.

10:30pm – My stomach is growling, so I meet up with friends to get some Chinese BBQ (串儿) from a nearby street vendor! Yum!

Chinese BBQ

12:30am – I talk with my roommate about what she did today, and we discuss our plans for the weekend. I fall asleep, ready to explore Nanjing tomorrow!

Friday, October 13, 2017

HNC 2017 Fall Wall Walk

Benjamin Miles, MAIS '19, shares his experience of participating in the Hopkins-Nanjing Center's annual Wall Walk. 

Every year the Hopkins-Nanjing Center has a special tradition. The students, led by American Co-Director David Davies, trek the length of Nanjing’s old city wall, a 41 Kilometer or 23 mile journey. Several classes of students before us made the long journey, and it is considered somewhat of a rite of passage for HNC students. This year the trek began early on September 23, Saturday morning when all the students gathered in the East Lobby at 6 am.

We began by heading east towards the Xuanwumen Gate adjacent to Xuanwuhu lake. It was about an hours-long journey from the center to the gate, during which time sleepy students engaged in lively conversation to keep themselves going. Along the way we stopped briefly at 麦当劳 to get energized for the coming 10-hour walk around the length of the wall.

The starting point of the trek: Xuanwumen Gate
Making it to Xuanwumen, still in high spirits, the students gathered for a starting photo. Would all the smiling faces still be there 10 hours later for the ending photo? The journey began as we walked in the early morning mist of Xuanwuhu lake. Walking past joggers, old-timers and boats, the students took in their surroundings as they experienced early morning Nanjing.

Continuing to follow the wall, the crowd headed up the north-eastern corner and followed it further north and then west. The group, at first densely packed, slowly began to spread out and our troupe began to resemble the wall itself spanning several yards in length. Within the different sections of the group, all manner of conversation was taking place as students would take turns talking with each other.

During the info session for the wall walk, Co-Director Davies explained that this experience was a way for the students to experience Nanjing in a way that they could not otherwise. By traversing the length of the wall together, we would see parts of the city that we wouldn’t normally see or speak to students who we wouldn’t normally interact with. The wall walk is first-and-foremost a bonding exercise. It is a way for the students to build a sense of comradery in the already tight-knit community that is the HNC.

The group begins the trek
As we made our way up the northern section of the wall, following the channels and streams that run alongside it, the group began to stretch even further. Though it was still early in the day, some were beginning to feel the strain of the journey ahead, but we continued to carry on.

The flag bearer leads the way!
Making our way down the eastern side of the city, we traced the Huai River before dipping back west inside the city to continue chasing the wall. Students stretched further along the path with the front being led by the HNC flag bearer who showed the way for the rest who followed. At times, the group would stop to make sure not to lose those behind. Some students even rode bikes to keep up.

Along the south side, the group made their way up on top of the wall. The wall itself is broken into sections. Certain parts of the wall are walkable and tourists can get to the top for a wall’s-eye view of the city, while other sections are not open to the public. Still other sections are not even built as the original Ming Dynasty wall had been torn down many years ago. What exists today are rebuilt remnants that add to the city’s ancient flavor.

Heading into the home stretch along the western side of the city, some members decided to join around 1pm. This has become part of the tradition of the wall walk as students may leave or join at different points of the journey. The wall took us into the Baima park area, a beautiful luscious forested area that soothed the groups aching muscles and kept us moving forward. We fast approached Xuanwuhu, the starting point.

Once the group made it to Xuanwuhu, the lake we had left that morning went from being the sleepy, misty hangout of old-timers and early-morning runners to being a hot-spot of activity. Families leisured on the grass in tents, a Xinjiang dance festival was being held and boats streamed through the lake. This was certainly not the Xuanwuhu we met earlier in the day.

Finally making it back to Xuanwumen gate, the group was visibly exhausted. Students lined the floor along the gate, others leaned on each other for support, some were even limping from the pain. Though we were tired, we had made it. A sense of accomplishment came upon the group as the final picture was being taken. We had completed the wall walk, the epic journey of the HNC that very much mirrors the experience itself as students go from being energized and ready to face graduate courses in their target language to finishing the year possibly exhausted but accomplished. However, the year is only just beginning!

Written by Benjamin Miles, MAIS '19

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Orientation Week at the HNC

WELCOME everyone back to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for the 2017-2018 academic year! My name is Emily Rivera, a first year HNC Certificate student. A little over two weeks ago, 180 HNC students from around the world – including China, the U.S., the U.K., South Korea, Ghana, Canada, Mexico, India, Myanmar, Turkey, Argentina, Spain, and Venezuela, to name a few – arrived in Nanjing, China to begin the new school year at the HNC. Of these students, many second year students returned for their second year at the HNC, to complete their final year of the very unique  MAIS program. This two-year program is the only master’s degree fully accredited in both China and the United States.

 Classes are already underway, but before we get ahead of ourselves, let me start with our very first week here at the HNC – orientation week.

As students began to arrive at the HNC, carrying their luggage, purses and 包子’s in hand, orientation week kicked off to a start with on-campus tours to allow students to familiarize themselves with the HNC, Nanjing University’s campus, and the surrounding area. During the tour, we had a chance to meet other students and thus, the language and cultural exchange began. WeChat IDs were quickly exchanged and lunch plans to the nearest dumpling restaurant were made.

Although students were still recovering from jet lag, the excitement of finally arriving at the HNC, settling into our rooms, and meeting our roommates, kept everyone energized and a flow of excitement remained throughout orientation week.

The week was filled with useful presentations to introduce students to the Chinese and American Co-Directors of the HNC, the HNC faculty, fellow students, on-campus facilities, Nanjing in general and much, much more!

Career Services Presentation by Robert Shields

Some of these events and speakers during orientation week included:
  • Robbie Shields, the HNC’s Career Advisor, who spoke on career services, upcoming resume presentations, and employer visits to the HNC (see photo above);
  • Faculty presentations – which included both the International faculty and the Chinese faculty – during which each Professor gave an overview of their courses;
  • A representative from Nanjing University, who spoke to students on mental health resources available in Nanjing;
  • A presentation by the Raffles Medical Clinic, a clinic available to international students that offers an array of services, ranging from health screenings to laboratory services;
  • Professor Paul-Armstrong Taylor, Resident Professor of International Economics, who invited interested students to learn about volunteering opportunities, such as teaching English to migrant children in Nanjing.

HNC Co-Director Davies and Co-Director He give speeches during the Opening Ceremony

As I mentioned, classes have already started at the HNC and everyone is in the full swing of things – signing up for volunteer positions, forming and joining student groups, and still finding time to explore the beautiful city of Nanjing. Last weekend several students joined Co-Director Davies and other leaders of the HNC on a 26.2 mile walk around Nanjing (stay tuned for our upcoming blog on this!)

Thank you for reading our blog! To students at the HNC - welcome back, 加油 !

Written by Emily Rivera, HNC Certificate '18

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Meet the HNC Student Bloggers in Nanjing

Meet our new student bloggers in Nanjing! Emily Rivera, HNC Certificate ’18, Alexandra Hansen, HNC Certificate’18, and Ben Miles, MAIS ’19, will be sharing their experiences studying and living at the HNC throughout the fall.

Emily Rivera, HNC Certificate ’18 (left)
Hi everyone! My name is Emily Rivera and I am currently pursuing the HNC Graduate Certificate in Chinese and American studies. I am originally from Miami Beach, FL and this is my second time in China. After deepening my interest in international relations during my first year at Hamilton College, I decided to begin learning Chinese my sophomore year and well, here I am! I graduated from Hamilton College in 2016 with dual concentrations in Government and Chinese.

Last year, I lived in Honolulu, Hawai`i where I worked as an AmeriCorps Advocate/Paralegal at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai`i. I was so excited to be able to use my Mandarin speaking skills to directly communicate with clients and to help translate during meetings with attorneys. I chose the HNC because of the intensive language and cultural immersion aspect. It has been a blast getting to know my roommate, my peers, and my professors. I am currently helping co-lead the Yoga student group and am actually involved in two Moot Court Competition teams. Having recently gone through the HNC application process myself, I know the value of having a knowledgeable mentor to guide students through the critical decisions that lead to the Hopkins-Nanjing program. I hope I am able to offer useful advice and support!

Alexandra Hansen; HNC Certificate ‘18
 大家好! My name is Alexandra Hansen, and I am a current Certificate student at Hopkins-Nanjing Center. This past May I graduated from Kenyon College (’17) where I triple majored in Chinese Area Studies, International Studies and Asian Studies. Although I was born in Irvine, California, I actually spent my formative years in Beijing and Singapore.

I first found out about the HNC during my sophomore year at Kenyon. I was immediately drawn to the opportunity to further develop my Mandarin skills and cross-cultural fluency. By November of my senior year, I knew that the program would be the perfect next step towards a career in Sino-US relations. Now that I am studying at the HNC, I can attest to how unique and valuable this experience is.

This semester I am taking four classes including, Chinese Foreign Policy, Anthropology and Chinese Studies, Critical Developments in American History and, US and China: A Cross Cultural Dialogue. In addition to taking classes, I am also heavily involved outside of the classroom. In addition to being a Student Admissions Worker, I am also involved in a sports mentorship group for girls in Nanjing and the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition team.

I am very excited to be working with the admissions office. In this position, I will be giving you a glimpse into the HNC life and supporting you through your application process!

Ben Miles, MAIS '19
Hello! My name is Ben Miles, I am a first-year master's student at the HNC in the international politics concentration. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California where I took a keen interest in Chinese politics and culture. While at USC, I spent a year abroad at Peking University focusing on Chinese language and international relations. The time spent at Peking University laid the foundation for my time here at the HNC.

So far, I have discovered that the HNC is truly a unique place that attempts to blend together two very different perspectives and create an environment where Chinese and international students can come together and critically analyze themselves and each other's academic traditions. By critically analyze, I mean we can participate, discuss and engage in important dialogues that mirror those of our leaders and the world. Thus, the HNC is truly a place that prepares the next generation of innovators, leaders and great thinkers!

The mission of the HNC is what brought me here. Traveling to different lands and learning different methods of communication has always been a passion of mine. This is why representing the HNC on the blog is an important component of my time here: I can communicate this experience to potential students or people who are just curious about what we do!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Adjusting to Coursework at the HNC

In the weeks leading up to my arrival at the Hopkins Nanjing Center, the thing that weighed on my mind the most was the worry of taking graduate level classes in Chinese. Never mind that this was what had attracted me to the program in the first place – that was back in 2015, when September 2016 felt very far away indeed. The problem of course being that not only did we have to listen to all the information in class, but we were expected to retain it and use it to write papers! In my heart of hearts, I had no idea how I was going to rise to the challenge.

Presenting on the use of Renewable Portfolio Standards in the U.S.
One of my first classes was Policy Instruments for Environmental and Resource Management, taught by Professor Liu Beibei of the Nanjing University School of the Environment. As soon as the seven of us sat down in the classroom, our energetic professor immediately started firing questions at us: what were the most important environmental issues facing the world today? What did we know about China’s environmental policies? What should the Chinese government do about combatting environmental challenges? It was terrifying, to say the least – I remember feeling as inarticulate as I have ever felt, as I stumbled over words and struggled to understand parts of her questions. Part of the problem was the vocabulary I lacked – in a Chinese language course or chatting at a bar with friends, carbon trading schemes, sulfur dioxide emissions or solar panels are not typical phrases one uses. But the even tougher part was that these questions are difficult to answer in English – they’re the challenges facing world leaders and policymakers today, which everyone is seeking the answers to.

I had to rise to the challenge- and fast! My first tool was Pleco – a fantastic Chinese dictionary app, invaluable in class as well as daily life in China. During class, I would look up words on it the professor used that I didn’t understand, and then add them to the vocabulary list I kept for each class. I used the website Memrise to create my own lists that I would then do online quizzes to help me learn these new words (they actually served as a nice break from my readings #gradstudentlife).

Speaking in class was a big challenge for me (I wanted to sound smart and thoughtful!) Something that helped when I was first doing this was to write out my comment in Chinese so I could get the grammar straight before putting my hand up to contribute. Once I felt more comfortable with the phrasing, I would just write the key words of my point down so that I had them to refer to, should I forget how to phrase something. This helped me to concentrate more on my tones and my argument, as opposed to searching for the correct grammar and vocabulary mid-comment.
 Field trip to visit areas of environmental policy interest in Suzhou

When writing my papers, I was sure to always plan extensively in English to ensure there were no gaps in my logic, which are easier to miss when written in Chinese. I also reached out to the fantastic Chinese students at the writing center for help proofing and explaining my grammatical mistakes. I always left feeling like I had learned more about writing in Chinese, and relieved I had them available to fix my errors! My roommate also helped in a pinch, and she was especially great when it came to economics, which is her major.

As the semester progressed in my ERE class, the combination of readings and class time boosted my environmental policy vocabulary (I ended up with 207 words and phrases on my vocab list) and through teaching, discussions and some soul searching, answering those huge questions became more achievable – though they stayed a little out of reach. That’s the magic of classes at the HNC – you’re asking huge questions about economics, politics, the law and the environment. You’re being asked to use all of your powers of analysis and insight on a daily basis and what’s more, in your target language. That’s what the brochures mean when they talk about graduate level classes – they’re not just full of readings and research papers (though those are certainly part of it), they’re requiring thinking on a whole new level that goes beyond the challenges of undergrad.

At the end of my year at the Hopkins Nanjing Center, I wasn’t magically transformed into a native level Chinese speaker who never messes up their tones and always arranges their sentences perfectly (more’s the pity), but I left with the confidence that I had conquered what I never would have believed I could – six graduate level classes in Chinese, countless papers and presentations discussing the big ideas and key challenges we face. I’ve carried it with me to SAIS DC and will continue to in my future endeavors, the knowledge that if I can do that, I can do whatever challenge I’m presented with next.

Written by Anna Woods, HNC Certificate/SAIS MA Student

Monday, September 25, 2017

Meet Anna: HNC Student Blogger

大家好!My name is Anna Woods and I am a second year HNC Certificate/SAIS MA student, so I just spent a year at the Hopkins Nanjing Center and have now started classes in Washington DC. 

A sunny blue sky day on the 5th floor 阳台 (deck)
My year at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center was a profoundly special period of my life: within a couple of weeks we were all the best of friends, with relationships on fast forward due to the combination of living, eating and studying in the same place, bonding over the delights and frustrations that living in China provided and of course the shared worry of being in over our heads with graduate level classes in Chinese.

My background, with an undergraduate degree in Economics and Chinese, is pretty ordinary for a typical HNC student, with one exception: I’m from New Zealand and am one of the very few Kiwi students who have attended the HNC.  I actually have this very blog to thank for that- since I didn’t have any friends or classmates to describe the HNC to me, I relied on blog posts and chats with the admissions team to ascertain whether the HNC would be a good fit for me – and evidently it turned out it was.

I was born in Dunedin, New Zealand and moved around a lot as a child with a father in the military. We settled in Christchurch in 2005 and I stayed there until 2013 when I moved back to Dunedin to pursue university studies. After three years I graduated with my BA in Chinese and Economics and a Diploma in French (in New Zealand a Bachelor degree is only three years long). I worked at a translation company in Christchurch before arriving at the HNC in September 2016.

Walking on the Nanjing city wall with a bunch on friends our first week
I’ll never forget the first batch of readings I did, where I had to look up unfamiliar characters constantly and read through the same paragraph multiple times with no added comprehension – but we soon found ourselves, if not exactly skipping through the readings, building up a core vocabulary that served us well both in decoding the academic readings and speaking up in class.

Meeting the former US Ambassador to China, Max Baucus
From one HNCer to another, my top piece of academic advice would be to start contributing in class from the first week- it holds you accountable for doing the readings, allows the professor to get to know you, and builds your ability to share an opinion in Chinese. It took me several weeks to gather the confidence to do so and I wished I’d done so sooner.

Eating Christmas dinner with my roommate Shirley and friend Natalie
One of the most special things about the HNC is the mixed roommate system of one international student paired with one Chinese student to a room. My roommate, 宁心源 or Shirley, became like a sister to me over the year, always presenting me with new Chinese foods and fruits to try, helping me phrase my emails to faculty, providing comfort when I wasn’t feeling well and enthusiasm when it was celebration time, and so much more. I also became close with my American friends’ roommates, and I live with one of them here in Washington DC.

I’m excited to share with you more about the HNC as well as HNCers experiences at SAIS DC – we’ve already had one of many luncheons, complete with Chinese food, and I’m looking forward to our Mid-Autumn Festival celebration that’s coming up.


Written by Anna Woods, HNC Certificate/SAIS MA Student

Monday, September 18, 2017

Chinese Proficiency (STAMP) Test Update-Virtual Proctoring

The first step in the HNC application process is taking Avant Assessment’s STAMP Chinese Proficiency Test. The STAMP test is online, multiple-choice, and includes a reading and listening section. Although we see applicants with varied Chinese language experience, applicants have typically completed 3-4 years of college level Chinese and spent time in China.

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering two options for completing the STAMP test. This year, you will be able to choose from in-person test proctoring and virtual test proctoring. In-person proctoring requires you to find a test proctor to supervise the test. Virtual proctoring provides you with an alternative should you not be able to find a test proctor. Please see below for details about each test option.

In-Person Test Proctoring
Cost: $15
Details: On the STAMP test request applicants must indicate a proctor who will administer their test. Anyone in a professional capacity can serve as a proctor and does not need to have Chinese language proficiency. Applicants have asked professors, work supervisors, administrators, librarians, and testing centers in the past.

Virtual Test Proctoring
Cost: $30
Details: After you submit the STAMP request form, a link will be emailed to you to set up an account with a virtual proctoring test provider. Be sure to notify the HNC Washington Office after you complete the test.

Once you have completed the STAMP test, you will be notified of your results and which HNC programs you are eligible for in two business days.  The test is designed to be challenging, so don’t be discouraged if you find the test difficult. We find that applicants generally score higher than they thought they would. We encourage all interested students to take the STAMP test to gauge their Chinese level.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Top 5 Things to Remember When Applying to Graduate School

It's never to early to start working on your graduate school applications! The Hopkins-Nanjing Center's early notification deadline is November 1 and the general deadline is February 1. As application season gets underway, we have compiled 5 tips to keep in mind. You'll find even more application guidance by clicking on the links below.

If you have more specific questions, feel free to reach out to the admissions team at nanjing@jhu.edu.   

Tip #1: Write a specific personal statement that clearly addresses your individual career goals. It’s not called a “personal” statement for nothing!
  • Admissions officers like to see that you have taken the time to become familiar with the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and can articulate how you see yourself and your career goals fitting in to the specific program.
  • Don’t waste this opportunity to tell admissions officers about your interests and career goals by rehashing your resume. In the past, we have had students write about lessons they learned from playing ping pong with a Chinese classmate. Another student wrote about her experience at a Chinese rural hospital. We encourage you to get creative! 

Tip #2: There are more funding opportunities than you think and fellowship deadlines may be before the HNC application deadline. 
  • Online resources such as Fastweb and Collegenet can guide your search for fellowships that apply for you intended program of study. 
  • Be sure to submit your financial aid application by February 1 for general admission and November 1 for early notification. All students who do will receive a fellowship if accepted, regardless of their program choice. You also may be eligible for one of our new fellowships
Tip #3: Go for quality over quantity for your letters of recommendation
  • You can submit 2-3 letters of recommendation. Don’t feel pressured to find a third recommender just to meet the maximum.  A good letter of recommendation should come from a professor, adviser, or work supervisor who knows you well and can speak to your specific strengths. 
  • Be sure to ask your recommender for your letter well in advance of the application deadline. Since many graduate programs share similar deadlines, chances are that you will not be the only student asking your professor for a recommendation.

Tip #4:  Submit a polished resume.
  • A resume should be no more than two pages, include specific experience and be personalized for your skills and your experience. 
  • The look and feel of a resume is important. It can make a difference to standardize the formatting and spacing on your resume. 

Tip #5: Proofread, proofread, proofread!
  • The last thing you want is for an admissions officer to have a negative impression on an otherwise great application because of a grammar mistake. It’s always great to have a second pair of eyes (or third or fourth!) on your application. Ask a friend, professor or colleague to look over your application. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

New Fellowship Opportunities for Fall 2018

We are pleased to announce two new fellowships for students applying to the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Fall 2018. Our new Diversity Fellowship and Young Professionals in China Fellowship are offered to students who can demonstrate how their diverse backgrounds and experiences will enhance classroom discussion. The HNC welcomes a diverse student body to our bilingual community, where we maintain a deep commitment to open academic inquiry and mutual understanding.

Diversity Fellowship
This $10,000 fellowship will be awarded to a limited number of students who can demonstrate how their diverse backgrounds and experiences will enhance classroom discussion based on a short-answer question. Aspects of diversity may include race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, socio-economic status, and disability, among others.

Young Professionals in China Fellowship
This $10,000 fellowship will be awarded to a limited number of students who have spent at least 12 months working full-time in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macao in any field. Students must answer a short-answer question to demonstrate how they will bring their work experience in China into the HNC classroom.

We are continuing to offer HNC general fellowships to 100% of students who apply for financial aid by the application deadline, as well as the following specific fellowships below. We are able to offer these fellowships thanks to the generosity of the HNC alumni community and other donors. 

International Scholar Fellowship
This full-tuition fellowship will be awarded to an international student (non-US citizen or dual citizen) enrolling in Fall 2018. Please note that applicants to the HNC Certificate/Johns Hopkins SAIS MA would receive full tuition funding for the Certificate portion of the program only.

Student Leader Fellowship

Students who have successfully completed one year in the US-China Strong Ambassador Program or completed one year as a Project Pengyou Chapter Leader by the time of enrollment at the HNC will be considered for this $10,000 fellowship. 

US-China Exchange Fellowship
Students who have successfully completed a US government-supported Chinese language study program that includes a minimum of 8 weeks of study in China prior to the time of enrollment will be considered for this $10,000 fellowship.

Eligible US government-supported programs include, but are not limited to: Chinese Language Flagship Program, Boren Award for International Study, Critical Language Scholarship Program, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Fulbright Awardee for study or research in China, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, and Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.

How to Apply
To be considered for all fellowships and federal funding, complete the Financial Aid Application Form included in the application by the application deadline (November 1 for early notification and February 1 for general application deadline). You can indicate your interest in any of the above fellowships on this form (check all that apply). Some fellowships may require an additional short-answer question. Click here to start an application.

Students who are awarded one or more of the above fellowships are also eligible for additional fellowship funding.  If you have questions about your eligibility for any of the above fellowships, please visit our website or contact nanjing@jhu.edu. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HNC on the Road: 2017 Campus Visits and Virtual Info Sessions

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center admissions team will be on the road again this fall! This year we are going to over 100 schools across the United States and Canada. Admissions representatives will be holding info sessions, visiting Chinese classes, and holding one-on-one appointments. See the list below to see if the HNC will be visiting your school this fall.

If you can't meet us in person, we are also holding virtual info sessions throughout the fall. Click on the links below for more information to RSVP and sign up for email reminders.

    September 13 7:00-8:00pm ET
    October 3 7:00-8:00pm ET
    October 25 7:00-8:00pm ET

Please contact us at nanjing@jhu.edu for visit details or to schedule a one-on-one appointment when we are at your campus. For on-the-road updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @HopkinsNanjing.

We look forward to meeting you this fall!  

  • Arizona State University 
  • San Francisco State University
  • Soka University 
  • UC Davis 
  • UC Irvine 
  • UC San Diego 
  • UCLA 
  • University of Redlands 
  • University of San Francisco 
  • Concordia University
  • McGill University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto 
  • University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Yale University 
District of Columbia 
  • American University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of Delaware
  • Florida State University
  • New College of Florida
  • Rollins College 
  • University of Florida 
  • University of South Florida- Tampa 
  • Emory University 
  • Kennesaw State University 
  • University of Georgia 
  • University of North Georgia
  • BYU Hawaii 
  • University of Hawaii 
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana
  • Purdue University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Centre College
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland 
  • Amherst College 
  • Boston College
  • Brandeis University
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross 
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Tufts University
  • UMASS Amherst 
  • Wellesley College
  • Williams College 
  • Calvin College
  • Hope College
  • Michigan State University
  • Carleton College
  • Macalester College 
  • University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

  • Washington University in St. Louis 
New Hampshire 
  • Dartmouth College 
New York
  • Barnard College 
  • Binghamton 
  • Colgate University 
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University 
  • CUNY Bernard Baruch College
  • Hunter College 
  • Syracuse University 
  • University of Rochester 
  • Vassar College 
  • West Point- United States Military Academy  
North Carolina
  • Davidson 
  • Duke University 
  • UNC Chapel Hill 
  • Wake Forest University 
  • Kenyon College 
  • Marietta College 
  • Miami University 
  • Wittenberg University 
  • Lewis and Clark 
  • Portland State University 
  • Reed University of Oregon 
  • Willamette 
  • Carnegie Mellon University 
  • Gettysburg 
  • Haverford College 
  • Lafayette College 
  • Pennsylvania State University 
  • Swarthmore College 
  • Temple University 
  • University of Pittsburgh 
Rhode Island 
  • Brown University 
  • University of Rhode Island
South Carolina 
  • Clemson University 
  • University of South Carolina 
  • Wofford College 
  • Rice University 
  • University of Houston 
  • Brigham Young University 
  • University of Utah 
  • Middlebury College 
  • Norwich University 
  • University of Vermont 
  • College of William and Mary 
  • James Madison University 
  • University of Richmond 
  • Pacific Lutheran University 
  • Seattle University 
  • University of Washington 
  • Western Washington 
  • Beloit College 
  • University of Wisconsin Madison
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee