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CISD Student Profiles

Alessandra Awolowo
Alessandra Awolowo

CISD staff and the lecturers are super-dedicated and approachable, ready to make you feel part of the family.

Kristale Ivezaj
Kristale Ivezaj

Nowhere in the world will you have the chance to meet so many helpful and caring staff, people who are truly interested in seeing you succeed.


Charles Malissard
Charles Malissard

CISD opened my eyes on the multitude of world visions, and helped me develop, articulate and believe in my own.

Chloe McWeeny
Chloe Mcweeny

I gained academic and personal skills which I am now using on a day-to-day basis in my professional activities.


Catherine Ogden
Catherine Ogden

At an academic and social level, the SOAS experience definitely exceeded my expectations!

Yi Xie
Yi Xie

CISD is a unique place where the West meets the East. Wherever you are from, you could feel that you are welcomed, accepted, and appreciated.


Marie-Angele Thomas

MA International Studies and Diplomacy

Marie-Angele Thomas

SOAS is the best place to learn about other cultures, not just through its courses but through the various social activities and interactions.

Cornelia Rottenmoser

MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy

Cornelia Rottenmoser

Having been part of SOAS is something I never want to miss in my life and whenever passing through London I will come back “home” to SOAS for a visit.


Alice Huang

MSc International Studies and Diplomacy

Alice Huang

SOAS attracts such high calibre students with international backgrounds, I have not only enjoyed socialising with my classmates, but have learnt much from them as well.