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    Studying in Europe to work in Canada / U.S.


    I have just completed my undergrad in Human Geography from UBC (Vancouver, Canada) and want to do a Masters in Planning.

    I have been accepted to the University of Amsterdam's Master of Urban and Regional Planning. This degree is completely in English and is one-year long.

    I was wondering what the reputation of having a masters degree from there would be?
    Also, how would that affect me from getting accreditation with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) or APA?

    I would like to work in the future in Canada, the US or Australia. Would a degree from the Netherlands be looked down upon? I know the Netherlands has a good reputation in actual planning practice but don't know how their degrees would be viewed.

    Also, would this be a bad idea simply in terms of networking and making connections. I am too late to apply to programs in Canada, but should I just try to get some relevant work experience and apply to Canadian universities next year?

    Of course, I am really interested in studying in Europe and especially Amsterdam, but don't want to waste my time and money.

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    Mar 2008
    London, England
    I'd be interested to know what people say, free bump.

    I've accepted at LSE to study urban and regional planning this Fall. From what I know the APA does require work experience, but there isn't a requirement for education. That said, I've heard it's much easier with an American Planning Degree, but not required.

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