Have you thought about pursuing graduate programs in Alaska? If you have a sense of adventure, Alaska is the place to be. There’s a lot more to Alaska than glaciers and winters with only a few hours of daylight. Alaska is the largest state in the US and is also known as The Last Frontier. It is also home to the largest state parks in the nation with more national park land than any other state.i
Purchased from the Russian Empire in 1867, Alaska was not officially a US State until 1959. Anchorage is Alaska’s most populated city and Juneau is its capital. Although Alaska’s winter daylight hours are very short, its summer daylight hours stretch between 18 -21 hours depending where you are in the state. Alaska joins the best of both worlds with exciting summer activities like hiking and fishing and also the perfect snow slopes for skiing and Ice fishing in the winter. Tourists also enjoy a cruise ride around the glaciers and sometimes even spot a few whales between May and September when Alaska waters are warm. Salmon and Alaska Crab are two main components of the food culture in Alaska since the fishing and seafood industry is the state's largest private industry employer.ii
Does Alaska sound like a nice place to study? If so, you may want to pursue your graduate degree options in the area.