Elia Boggia, 2013, Italy

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because of its international reputation, its sense of community, and the institution's attention to students' needs. More broadly, I was attracted to Fletcher because it's where I thought I could grow the most as a person and as an international affairs practitioner. Just by visiting campus a few times and interacting with current and past students, I could tell that the relationships formed while in Medford - with other peers, professors and alumni - were truly special, and would lead me to see the complexities of the world in a new way.

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: The amount of events on campus and opportunities available to students is what has surprised me most since arriving at Fletcher. Keeping up with everything that's going on outside of class is turning into a part-time job! Between prominent outside speakers, career workshops organized by the ever-active Office of Career Services, club meetings, cultural events, sports games and social gatherings, students really have an abundance of possibilities to explore the world and make the best of their experience at Fletcher.

Favorite Blog:

Political Wire

Favorite Book:

Too Big to Fail

Favorite Food:

Risotto alla milanese

Favorite City:

Byblos, Lebanon

Most Rewarding Trip:

Witnessing the success of a friend's NGO in rural communities in Guatemala

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Organizations
    Human Security

Summer Internship

Leadership in Civil Society program intern - New Libya Foundation, Tripoli, Libya

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Fútbol
    European Affairs Society
    UN Club
    International Communications Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science and International Relations, University of California, Santa Barbara

Experience before Fletcher

  • American University of Iraq, Director of Communications - Sulaimani, Iraq
    The Harbour Group,  Associate - Washington, DC


  • Italian