Qiamuddin Amiry, 2011, Afghanistan

President and Co-Founder - The Afghan Scholars Initiative, Boston MA

Why I chose Fletcher:
I chose Fletcher because of its flexible curriculum and its diverse student body. I am interested in international development as well as international business, and Fletcher not only offers that, but it also has an element of surprise. Students at Fletcher bring a diverse set of interests, experiences, and backgrounds to the community. Their experience can definitely modify my interests and my career choice. My international experiences have taught me that I learn as much from my peers as I do from my professors. I came to Fletcher ready to shape and be shaped by the community.

On one thing that has surprised me about my experience at Fletcher: The sense of community and teamwork surprised me greatly. Before coming to Fletcher I had heard about the strong bond between students; but I had my reservations as every school said that. From my first days on campus, I realized that people at Fletcher are smart, passionate, friendly, and cooperative. It feels as if there is an unwritten code that we are all here to support each other.

Favorite movie:


Favorite book:

Ignorance by Milan Kundera

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

The plight of Afghan people

Most pressing world issue:

Global terrorism

Best place to study


Third Floor of Ginn Library

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Business Relations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Fletcher Youth Initiative
  • South Asian Society
  • Fletcher Futbol

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Government, Colby College


  • Farsi
  • English

Summer Internship

  • The First Microfinance Bank - Kabul, Afghanistan
  • The Afghan Scholars Initiative - Boston, MA