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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Mountains from the University of Denver

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Christiaan VanRaaphorst

Email: Christiaan.VanRaaphorst@du.edu

  • 2nd Year
  • MA International Security

I'm a second year International Security student here at the Josef Korbel School specializing in Middle East Studies and Intelligence. I came to the Josef Korbel school right out of my undergrad which was at Michigan State University. When looking at the different graduate programs that focus on the security field I was drawn to the Josef Korbel School of International Studies for a few reasons, one being the flexibility in creating your own specializations which allowed for much more independence and allowed me to tailor my education into the specific field I want to go into.

Secondly, the Josef Korbel School has wonderful connections to D.C. and abroad, and is located near Denver which actually has many opportunities for a security student. Also I'll be honest, Denver is an awesome city and has copious amounts of sunshine!