(I'm reposting this in the correct forum)
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.