I'm also trying to decide between Fletcher and LSE (International Health Policy). When I went to Fletcher open house, the calibre of students didn't seem that high- people seemed to think that having one international experience in a lifetime was sufficient to study IR, and that any further experience was superfluous, and they seemed really overwhelmed by a Master's curriculum during a recruitment weekend. Also, a lot of the sessions focused on a lot of nitpicky requirements in the programme, and that everybody seems to mention cross-registering at Harvard or another school, though Fletcher seems to make these opportunities exceedingly difficult. I had difficulty assessing the school's reputation, but the school seemed to have few resources, especially financial, so that worries me.
Any other takes on Fletcher's reputation, particularly in Europe, vs LSE or Sciences-Po? I'm graduating from medical school and want to do IR/Health Policy and Development, and want a good programme, but don't want to move down in reputation after the MD since the career is already a hard-sell (ie don't want to constantly have to describe Fletcher, etc.). LSE has little aid to give foreign students, but is the reputation in Health Policy worth it over a more general programme at Fletcher?
Any information would really help me, thanks!