I live in the LA area and am in the process of applying to Cal Poly Pomona for a Masters Degreee in Urban Design/Planning. Looking over some of the posts about recent entrants to the workplace I can feel disillusionment setting in even before entrance to the program. Does anyone here have any experience in Planning outside the US? The program at Pomona offers a few different specialties; - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT,ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND POLICY, LAND USE AND DESIGN, and TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND POLICY. I have been leaning towards the Environmental or Transportation specialties, but would be open to hearing about any direct experiences about either or any of them. Thanks!