- Departure Date:
- May 17 2015
- Return Date:
- Jul. 26 2015
- Local Institution:
- Franklin & Marshall
- Local Advisor:
- Andrea Lommen
- Foreign Institution:
- University of Manchester
- Foreign Advisor:
- Rene Breton
- Student Status:
- Q. What country were you staying in?
- Q. What university were you attending/doing research at?
University of Manchester
- Q. How long were you there?
- Q. What sort of research were you doing?
Astrophysics; The polarized detection of an extragalactic source
- Q. Did being abroad influence the kind of research you’re doing?
Yes, it allowed me to access the resources (people/data/…) to be
able to work on my specific project
- Q. What’s the coolest thing about being abroad?
The ease of access to new experiences, being able to travel freely.
- Q. What’s your favorite new phrase from the language?
“Cheers” has been permanently added to my vocabulary.
- Q. What’s the hardest thing about being abroad?
Entering a country without personally knowing anyone in the country.
- Q. What did you do in your free time?
the weekends I would travel Europe, the airfare was cheap compared
to coming from the US.
- Q. What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen or done while abroad?
Traveling up into the dish of the Jodrell Banks radio telescope.
Going to a concert on the beach in Barcelona with family members.
- Q. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen or done while abroad?
The street performers from Manchester and other places in Europe;
Amazing and unusual talent.
- Q. What advice would you offer others going abroad?
open to any experience that is offered to you.
- Q. What skills have you learned abroad?
learned to use multiple programs (LaTeX, imaging software), time
management, traveling on my own, map reading.
- Q. Is there anything you’d do differently or anything you wish you’d
would have networked more, and figured out where people were