Garcia, 2013, Spain
Why I chose Fletcher: Fletcher was my first and only option when applying to graduate school in the United States. After looking at other programs and schools around the US, I always came back to Fletcher's website, feeling that Fletcher was offering me exactly what I wanted and that this was the place for me. I knew that Fletcher was a place where I could learn both inside and outside the classroom from both professors and students. Also, I had the impression that Fletcher was offering me a unique environment where I would be able to contribute to a community with my previous experiences and background. And this is exactly how it is! Each person is valuable for what he/she brings to the School and for what we can contribute to in Fletcher now and later in the future.
Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: I was shocked at the incredible number of clubs, social activities, and initiatives that go on at the same time each day. It is impossible to make even half of the events offered in a week. This is a completely new model of learning and interacting at school for me as the European system does not have anything similar to this. I love it because it is a way to connect with people who have similar interests while not having to be in the same class with them.
Ana Maria Matute
Lebanese Food, and Spanish of course!
Most Rewarding Trip:
My first field trip to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria
Fields of Study
- International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Certificate in Diplomatic Studies
United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA) - New York City
Activities involved in at Fletcher
- Fletcher UN club
Fletcher Debating Society
International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Blakeley Villa Social Club
Education before Fletcher
- Master, International Relations and Trade, Escuela de Ciencias PolÃticas e Inforem, Madrid, SPAIN
BA, Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, SPAIN
Experience before Fletcher
- MPDL - Movement for Peace, Project Officer for Middle East and Southeastern Europe - Madrid, Spain
UNRWA Spanish Committee, Humanitarian Aid Project Coordinator - Madrid, Spain