The Boston Advantage

The Fletcher School’s unique location provides the best of both worlds with the friendliness and tranquility of a classic college town and the urban influence of nearby Boston. Dean Stavridis discusses the many benefits of studying in the “intellectual heart of the United States” in the video below.

Boston is:

  • An academic and intellectual capital
  • An NGO, biotech, public health, and social impact hub
  • A center for international business
  • Truly international
  • Safe and livable
  • Historic and cultural
  • Diverse and multi-cultural
  • Ideally located for recreational activities
  • The best of all worlds

From Fidelity Investments to Oxfam America to over 35 consular offices, Boston offers a wealth of professional opportunities. Many of the world’s leading private, public and nonprofit organizations maintain their headquarters in Boston, providing Fletcher students with invaluable resources to find internships and employment and to establish networks of professional contacts.

Boston is an academic and intellectual hub; home to more than 60 distinguished colleges and universities. A truly multi-cultural city, it boasts the largest concentration of international students in the world, providing an unparalleled environment for study and research.

In Boston, you will discover one of America's most cultural, stimulating and livable cities. Recreational activities are abundant and range from historical trails, museums, shopping, sports, theatre and restaurants. Less than two hours away, you can find the beaches of Cape Cod, the trails of New Hampshire and Vermont, and the historic mansions of Newport, R.I.

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