I’ve already described my exciting road trips to Boston’s western suburbs and the great state of Maine (which — fun fact! — used to be part of Massachusetts), but I thought you’d want to hear from one of the staffers who traveled a greater distance for Fletcher. Here’s Liz’s report!
Hello Blog readers! I recently got back from a great recruiting trip to Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, and Beijing and wanted to share some pictures from my trip!
I arrived in Tokyo first, and had a few hours before I my work obligations. I really like to see the sights when I visit cities, especially if it means I get a great view. As such, before I went to work, I decided to try and visit some of Tokyo’s highest structures. I had already visited the Tokyo Tower, so I wanted to see the new Tokyo Sky Tree! The Sky Tree boasts heights of 350 and 450 meters, and so it was on my to-do list! I took the elevator up to the first landing and was greeted with amazing views of all of Tokyo and could even see all the way to Mt. Fuji! I was thrilled the weather cooperated and gave me a great clear day.
Here you can see me (actually my feet!) standing on the glass floor 350 meters up!
After my visit to Japan, it was time to head to Seoul, South Korea where I got to meet some great prospective students and see another terrific Fletcher alum, who helped me represent Fletcher at the admissions fair!
My time in Seoul was brief, but I did have the opportunity to go out for some delicious Korean BBQ – one of my favorite foods:
From Seoul I headed to China for visits to Shanghai and Beijing. I was particularly excited to visit one of our partner schools, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). I had a great time touring the CEIBS campus and meeting my counterparts there.In Shanghai I also had the opportunity to have dinner with some colleagues at one of my favorite restaurants — Din Tai Fung. Though they are a chain and have restaurants all around the world, I still love to go whenever I can! If you ever have the chance, get the soup dumplings – you won’t regret it!
From Shanghai I headed to Beijing to finish up my trip — where we participated in another admissions fair and I also did some interviews. The highlight however was a group dinner where we had Peking Duck. There were about 30 school representatives from all over the world, so it was really fun to make some new friends and enjoy a Chinese specialty!
All in all it was a wonderful trip! I had a chance to meet really interesting prospective Fletcher students and catch up with some enthusiastic Fletcher alums, and even had time for a little sight-seeing! If you missed us in Asia this time around, not to worry, we will be back in Seoul and Tokyo in early December. To see where else we’ll be, feel free to check out our travel calendar.