July 23, 2014 - 12:00am
The ability to continue her advanced language studies was one of the reasons Lindsay Cope decided to pursue her studies at the Monterey Institute, but perhaps the best surprise has been the freedom to combine different academic interests. She is pursuing a degree in International Environmental Policy with a focus on ocean and coastal resource management, but got interested in the field through her strong security background. At MIIS, she is able to build on and continue studies in all her areas of interest because of the flexibility she has in customizing her degree.
Lindsay has worked for the Center for the Blue Economy, and is also in the Peace Corps Master's International program. She recently left for the Philippines to start her 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer. You can follow her blog, Lindsay in the Philippines.
Click the image to watch her video, "The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds."
"The MIIS Experience in 60 Seconds" features a different student each week from a range of degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In these short videos, the students elaborate on topics such as why they chose to come to MIIS, what has surprised them about the Monterey Institute, what kinds of cool things they've been involved in—both on and off campus, and more.