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TU/e students go abroad more and more for their study. Be it for an internship, an exchange semester of for doing research. They write in Cursor about all their experiences abroad.
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It was an unforgettable experience: a six-month internship at UC Davis and Efficient Drivetrains Inc. I did my internship under Professor Andrew Frank, who is also known as the father of plug-in hybrid vehicles.
On April 11th a group of 29 BME students and two supervisors left for a study tour to Hong Kong. Although for many it was their first visit to Asia, we were all totally prepared for the culture shock we were about to experience. To build relations - and forge new ones - between the Department of Biomedical Engineering and several Chinese companies and universities, we had planned lots of visits to universities and companies. And we had a cultural program to enjoy.
A three month internship in Oxford. Never having visited England, my impression of the country could be expressed succinctly within these two sentences: Why don’t they just use Euro’s? Why don’t they just drive on the right? The Dutch viewpoint: just act normal! The critical reader may wonder why on earth the author chose to go to Oxford in the first place. Frankly, she isn’t really sure herself.
For the past five months already, I can call Boston my home. Even though I live in Brookline, a suburb of Boston, and my internship is at Harvard in Cambridge. Every morning I, like other Dutch students here, take my bike and risk my life on my way to the lab.
As a part of my Master in Mechanical Engineering, I am doing a four-month internship in the Italian city of Salerno. Thinking of Italy, one of course immediately thinks of pasta, pizza and espresso!
Canada, that really is something different than ‘the States’. Surprisingly, it actually are the gigantic trucks, white vans with blinded windows, and walking coffeecups that dominate the streets. At the same time, you could easily believe to be walking somewhere in Asia, as 40% of the people living in Vancouver has an Asian background.
Hi everybody! I am Gerwin, a 6th year student Biomedical Engineering. At the moment I’m working on the final part of my masters: the external internship. My goal was to do this internship far from home. After sendings lots of emails, I ended up in Brisbane, Australia.
Or as the Bostonians say: “How’s Bahstin?”. The city where twenty cm of snow is ‘dusting’, where you eat lobstah and get your coffee at Dunkies. The city of the Sox and the Pats, where you’d better not say the words New York out loud and where you take the T from Southie to North End. But for now, it’s mostly the city that is my home for six months during my research internship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Berlin, the city of Currywurst and Ampelmännchen. I’ve been living in Berlin since September, doing an internship for my master of Architecture, Building and Planning at the German engineering firm Schlaich Bergermann & Partner. Schlaich Bergermann & Partner is responsible for the realization of many international sports arenas, curved glass roofs, and bridges. They can be credited for the Berlin Hauptbahnhof as well.
After a journey which lasted almost sixteen hours (in total) I finally arrived in the Land of Freedom: America!
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