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The Fletcher School’s unique location combines the best parts of multiple educational landscapes: the friendliness and tranquility of a classic university setting, and the urban vitality of a major metropolitan center. It is an ideal place to study, live, and expand your social, intellectual, and professional horizons. 

A self-contained campus that’s close to it all

The Fletcher School is located on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Medford is a compact, easy-to-navigate city just six miles from Boston, and just a short walk to Davis Square in Somerville — a cozy and lively center of performance, nightlife, and an array of exciting dining options. 

With direct access to downtown and nearby Cambridge via the MBTA’s Red Line, Fletcher students get the best of both worlds: the suburban comforts of a serene campus with ample, accommodating student housing, and plentiful opportunity for recreational exploration and professional advancement. 

Advantage: Boston

Boston is fertile ground for Fletcher students to explore a wealth of professional opportunities. Many of the world’s leading private, public, and nonprofit organizations maintain their headquarters in Boston, which means access to a wide range of internships, potential employers, and far-reaching networks of professional contacts. Boston serves as headquarters for major corporations like Fidelity Investments, Biogen, and Clean Harbors, as well as a range of non-profit organizations, think tanks, and more than 35 consular offices. 

As home to more than 60 distinguished colleges and universities, Boston is also a global center of academic and intellectual life. A truly diverse and multicultural city, it boasts the largest concentration of international students in the world, providing an unparalleled environment for study and research.

You’ll also find an abundance of recreational activities, from historical and natural landmarks to museums, shopping, sports, theatre, music, and cuisine.  The iconic beaches of Cape Cod, mountain trails of New Hampshire and Vermont, and historic seafront mansions of Newport, Rhode Island are just a short car ride away. 

Personally and professionally, Boston has something to offer for everyone — and there’s no better place to begin a career in international affairs than one of the world’s most vibrant and global cities.