Andrina Brunner, 2017, Switzerland

On the Classroom Experience: Since the first lecture, what absolutely fascinates me at this school is the classroom experience regarding the quality of the faculty. In all classes that I am enrolled in, the professors have such profound knowledge and experience in their field. They have worked all over the world and engaged themselves in the most remote, dangerous, conflict-prone areas. They share the most moving, horrifying, touching, inspiring and eye-opening stories with us. Their experience makes the theories and articles that we read as preparation come to life. They encourage us to share our experiences and thoughts and the classes really live from the exchange and discussion of all these different views and opinions. Being at Fletcher truly gives me a chance to broaden my horizons and see the world from entirely different angles.

What Fletcher is “All About”: One of the things that has surprised me about my experience at Fletcher is how active everyone is here. Before Fletcher, I thought I was active and always had a lot going on. But since coming to Fletcher, I have been surrounded by people who are active within the school at such high levels that I do not know how they manage. There is such an intense energy of organizing, planning, and participating in an extremely broad area of fields and activities that it really motivates me to be involved in this movement. This is what Fletcher is all about: being a part of a community, spreading ideas and thoughts, and passing on your passions to others.

Favorite magazine

GEO Magazine

Favorite movie

The Chorus (Les Choristes)

Most pressing world issue

The unfair distribution of chances in life

Moment when you felt the furthest from home

Arriving in Bangkok for the first time for my internship at the UN

Most memorable international experience

Traveling through South America

Fields of Study

International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution

Human Security/Comparative Politics

Activities involved in at Fletcher

Culinary Diplomacy Club

Running Club

WILD Fletcher Outdoors Club

Human Rights Project

Innovate Tufts

Education before Fletcher

MA, International Affairs and Governance, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

BA, International Affairs, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

BA, Educational Management (additional studies), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Experience before Fletcher

Financial Services Advisory, EY (Ernst & Young), Zürich, Switzerland

Intern, Allianz Germany, München, Germany

Intern, United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand


Swiss German