This summer, I will work at the Fulbright Commission in Bratislava, Slovakia, mainly dealing with technical stuff in the commission such as database management and data analysis. There are three reasons why I choose this internship.
First, the research experience is exactly what I am looking for in my sophomore year. As a transfer student who stays in Ann Arbor just for a year, I feel like the chance of exposing myself to the research is still not enough. I believe this internship can strengthen both of my qualitative and quantitative skills.
In addition, I am always dreaming of visiting Europe. As a 20-year-old Chinese student who has already been to China(definitely) and the U.S., Europe is another place filled with ample history and unique culture. And because there are tons of countries in Europe and the size of Europe is just the same as China, I believe the cultural there should be a lot more diverse than China. Thus I am so excited that I can meet different people and experience the different culture in Europe, and compare it with things in China and the U.S.
Finally, as is stated in the offer letter, I will only work for 20 hours a week. That means in the rest of the time in a week I can freely go traveling, without being bothered by the work.
Europe, I am coming!