July 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm #168897CassieNicholsParticipant
I am thinking about doing my Master’s (either Landscape Arch or Enviro Planning) in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany. Does anyone know how to get started looking into this? I’m finishing up my second Bachelor’s next Spring in LA. Any advice?July 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm #168903BoilerplaterParticipant
I suggest you talk to this guy: http://www.land8lounge.com/profile/AlexPriest as he’s already there. I’ve thought about studying in the Netherlands as I have family there and it would be interesting to reconnect with my cultural roots, but I have thus far lacked the nerve to do it! When I was in college, I met this grad student from Wagenigen Agricultural University who was doing some semester abroad study at my school, (Rutgers, Cook College). Anyway, Wagenigen is supposed to have a good program. Do you speak Dutch?July 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm #168902CassieNicholsParticipant
Thank you for your help! I have just started to think about this as a possibility… we will see where I end up. As for the Dutch, I’ve just started learning. From what I can see, I will just need a basic understanding if I attend an international school.December 18, 2010 at 12:46 am #168901prentiss dardenParticipant
I visited Wagenigen and the MLA is conducted in English. The BLA is conducted in Dutch. It is fine to speak English only if doing the MLA. Their program is very highly regarded in Europe. I recommend looking into Wagenigen.June 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm #168900ALEX PParticipant
The NL is the best country in the world, obviously, because of the their conceptual/intellectual approach to design. I recommend reading the book False Flat. It is a good overview of dutch design, and their mentality. Belgium is just a NL/France wannabe, and Germany was soo 1930’s (BauHaus).June 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm #168899ALEX PParticipant
The university of Delft has an infamous design program as well.June 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm #168898Jordy Stokhof de JongParticipant
I’m currently doing the MLA at the Wageningen University. Wageningen started as a agricultural university and this left traces in the current MLA program. Focus lays on (Dutch) rural areas. Much emphasis is laid on analysis on social/cultural, ecological, economic, political and meanings and aesthetic values. The design process is based on a problem solving approach. Delft is more focussed on the urban environment with a great emphasis on social/cultural and has a more ‘art-based’ approach.
The masters in Wageningen and Delft are fully thought in English. Outside of the universities you will be perfectly fine with the English language. In fact a lot of (younger) people in the Netherlands have English as their second language.
Most important is to think what you want to learn and discuss your wishes with the study-advisors of the different masters.
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