Hello everyone! I am seeking funding for the College of Charleston's Neuroscience Seminar in Germany. It is a four week long program. The program consists of an upper-level course involving lectures by leading researchers and hands-on work in a laboratory. The program is taught at two universities from the German Schools of Neuroscience consortium, Charité Medical University in Berlin and Ludwig Maximilians Universitat in Munich.
Earlier this year, I attended a meeting about the highly competitive Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. The other attendees were scholars like myself, except there was one difference that became embarrassingly apparent; I was the only person in the room that had never traveled out of the country. I was aware of but had never paid much attention to the international experience my education is missing. I have wanted to attend the College's Neuroscience Seminar in Germany since I entered as a freshman, but I have spent my past two summers doing neuroscience research. In that meeting I decided that I had to study abroad this summer, even if it means leaving my research for a month.
The neuroscience study abroad program is a perfect match for me because it will allow me to finally experience another part of the world while I develop intellectually. Although I have substantial experience working in a behavioral neuroscience laboratory, I have not attempted any other type of neuroscience research. The seminar will give me the opportunity to explore other research options. It will also allow me to interact with some of today's major neuroscientists, as well as students with diverse backgrounds, and build a network in the neuroscience community. The cities where I will study also offer so much to learn about the history of neuroscience and the culture of my family's background. I am positive that the neuroscience seminar in Germany will intellectually cultivate my mind more than I can even imagine thus far.
Please help me in getting my first experience abroad!
- Keith Dugan
- gail wasilewski