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Inspired Learning in an Inspiring Location

Monterey is incredible, I moved from the East Coast, I’ve lived through many harsh winters. So first of all, the weather is unbelievable.

I love the fact that I live 5 blocks away from the beach and I can sort of fall asleep listening to the sea lion bark every single night.

The bike path runs along the coast for miles and miles, so if you need a break from work, school assignments then getting some fresh air and being on the water is amazing opportunity.

I love the ocean and we’re so close, we’re only a five minute walk from the beach.

The aquarium is one of my favorite spots. Every time I have somebody visiting town, I take the opportunity to go and visit the aquarium with them.

Because there are such large populations of people from all over the world here. There’s also food from all over the world here. So, you can take a five minute walk and you will find just about any food you want.

Bars, restaurants, shops, there’s plenty going on. But it is a small-town feel so you can still have that community component as well.

There are a lot of informal activities that I think make MIIS an enjoyable place to be in school. There is bike rides, there is hikes, there is a group that does swimming in the bay. There are so many outdoor activities to do in this area and I think those give a lot of balance to the more formal academic stuff that we also participate in.

It’s a quiet place but at the same time has other interesting places that are close enough to escape for a weekend.

I go hiking in Big Sur all the time. Whether it’s a backpacking trip for a whole weekend or you can do a day hike. It’s beautiful, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.

We’re close to Silicon Valley, we’re close to San Francisco. There are so many things that we can access from here. Both on the personal and the professional side that make it, to me, perfectly situated.

It’s unbelievable. I’ve never lived anywhere like this in my life.