Preparing for North Korea’s Future

Justin Kim-Hummel
Master of Arts ’17
Korea Studies

Justin applied to Johns Hopkins SAIS to gain the knowledge and expertise that would prepare him for North Korea’s future, when it opens itself up to the world. Furthermore, he was drawn to the reputation of the school’s US-Korea Institute (USKI) as one of the nation’s leading Korea studies policy programs, where he now works as a research assistant to the director.

The school’s unique combination of economics and international relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS has allowed Justin to acquire a strong array of skills and to study with professors who are leading experts and practitioners in their fields.

The strategic location of Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, DC has also been a plus. At the DC campus, Justin enjoys being in the heart of everything. Engaging policy discussions are frequently hosted within walking distance at the US Capitol or nearby think tanks. The accessibility of internships near campus is also unmatched, helping Justin prepare for his future career.

This summer, Justin is interning at the Korea Economics Institute of America in Washington, DC and the US Embassy in Seoul.