Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State - Sapporo, Japan
On the Classroom Experience: My favorite was the Rise of China taught by professor Toshi Yoshihara. The class examines the resurgence of China and the implications its rise may have on the region and beyond from multiple perspectives. Fletcher's diverse student body, and the professor's teaching style, ensures that every class discussion is engaging. My classmates included Chinese diplomats, Korean Air Force personnel, and students from Japan. There were also Americans who have lived in East Asia, and the usual variety of other knowledgeable Fletcher students from a variety of locations and backgrounds. I also took The United States and East Asia with Professor Lee, which examines the interactions between the West and the East from a historical perspective. The two courses complemented each other very well.