It’s a wonderful program. I was a classmate of Matt’s, and I received my MLA in 2004. I’m now teaching and writing about landscape – and living in London where there is a small network of ex-RISD students. It is definitely hard work, and there are many times where you will be a bit lost in the dark, but it all adds up and you will be a very well-rounded professional with exceptional design skills, an ecological consciousness and expansive context. Providence is an odd town, but it has distinct charms and it is within easy reach of Boston and New York.