Boston is a world-class academic capital (home to more than a quarter of a million students at fifty colleges and universities), an NGO hub, a health care mecca, and a high-tech boomtown. The city boasts low crime rates, thriving cultural institutions, and a plethora of interesting retail and dining options. A truly multi-cultural city, it boasts the largest concentration of international students in the world, providing an unparalleled environment for study and research.
Boston has been known as the "Cradle of Liberty" and the "Hub of the Universe." It is the American city that blazed the trail towards independence for the United States with many "firsts:" The first public library, the first public schools, the first subway system.
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.
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.
In Boston, you will discover one of America's most cultural, stimulating, and livable cities. Abundant recreational activities include historical trails, museums, shopping, sports, theater, 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.