Student, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Class of 2017,
The school is located near a beautiful beach in sunny California. So any day is a good day to kick it back with friends at the beach. Whether you're looking for a fun night out of barbecue-ing and dancing or a competitive round of sand volleyball or just a relaxing spot to read your favorite book, the beach in Monterey has it all.
The area is also close to many national parks which are great for a good hike and connecting with nature. Check out Point Lobos State Reserve where one can experience all of the charms of California's amazing coastline in one place. Enjoy watching the wildlife (sea lions, sea otters and shorebirds abound) and exploring the beautiful rock formations.
MIIS is a culturally diverse school with nearly half of the student population coming from outside of the United States. Sometimes the best days are simply hanging with friends while discussing the world over some homemade ethnic foods.