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Exchange Programs

Fletcher MALD and MIB students have the option of studying at one of our exchange partner institutions in their third, fourth, or fifth semester. They are expected to take a full course load equivalent to 12.0 Fletcher credits at the host institution. During the exchange semester, students pay Fletcher tuition and receive Fletcher financial aid.

To apply, students are required to submit following documents to Connor Lenfest by March 13 for the fall semester:

  • Resume/CV
  • Maximum two-page statement of interest that should address the following:
    • Reasons for wanting to do the exchange
    • How the exchange fits career trajectory and/or Fletcher degree requirements
    • Indication of first and second choices of exchange programs

 

Moscow State Institute of International Relations

The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School has a partnership with the  Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Established in 1944, MGIMO is Russia’s most revered educational institution specializing in international relations, international economic relations, regional studies, international law, political science, public and business administration, journalism, public relations, commerce, and transnational business. Since 2014, Fletcher and MGIMO have held multiple joint video-linked courses, short-term student and faculty exchanges, conferences, and student policy workshops on U.S.-Russia relations.

The two institutions launched semester-long student exchanges in 2019. Up to two students from each institution annually can spend either the fall or spring term at the other institution as visiting students. Visiting students take the equivalent of a full course load at the other institution (12 credits at Fletcher or 24 ECTS credits at MGIMO) and are responsible for arranging transfer credit to their home institution. During the visiting term, students pay tuition to and receive financial aid from their home institution; thus, Fletcher students pay full tuition to Fletcher and receive Fletcher financial aid as appropriate while enrolled as visiting students at MGIMO. Visiting students have all the rights and privileges of degree candidates.

To learn more about the exchange student program, please see the MGIMO website. Please see the tentative list of courses offered to exchange master’s students at MGIMO during the 2019-2020 academic year. The two institutions are now working to develop a dual master’s degree program. To inquire about the possibility of studying at MGIMO, please contact Arik Burakovsky.

 

National Research University Higher School of Economics

The Institute for Business in a Global Context (IBGC) at The Fletcher School has a partnership with the Master of International Business (MIB) Program of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. Developed on the model of the IBGC at Fletcher, the English-language MIB program at HSE offers a unique blend of business and international affairs for students looking to pursue a career in a global firm or create their own business with a global aim.

Since 2012, the two institutions have held multiple short-term faculty and student exchanges; they also established semester-long student exchanges. Up to two students from each institution annually can spend either the fall or spring term at the other institution as visiting students. Visiting students take the equivalent of a full course load at the other institution (12 credits at Fletcher or 30 ECTS credits at HSE) and are responsible for arranging transfer credit to their home institution. During the visiting term, students pay tuition to and receive financial aid from their home institution; thus, Fletcher students pay full tuition to Fletcher and receive Fletcher financial aid as appropriate while enrolled as visiting students at HSE. Visiting students have all the rights and privileges of degree candidates.

For more information about the HSE student exchange program application and enrollment process, please take a look at the exchange factsheet. To inquire about the possibility of studying at HSE, please contact Arik Burakovsky.

 

Tavitian Scholarship Program

The Office of Executive Education at The Fletcher School, in collaboration with the Tavitian Foundation, conducts the Tavitian Scholarship Program, a six-month training program for Armenian mid-career professionals. Since 1999, the program has brought fifteen young Armenian government officials and central bankers to The Fletcher School annually. The early focus of the program was on developing diplomatic skills to enable the young republic to forge relations with other nations. The focus of the program more recently has been on encouraging business development and helping Armenia achieve steady growth of real GDP per capita, including the development of the telecommunication, software, banking, and tourism industries. The program has also helped to bridge the development gap between the United States and the South Caucasus, bringing increased understanding and cooperation.