24 August – 8th September 2013 Rachel Boydell
I originally applied to go to New Zealand for my Travel Bursary application, however, I had also approached Duke University in North Carolina around the same time and asked them if they had anything in the Brain Sciences area which I could do. I was awarded the Travel Bursary and got an offer to go to Duke at the same time. All change and I booked my flights and accommodation for America to attend the ‘Neuroscience Bootcamp’. As the summer went by I got more and more excited about the trip.
The dates of the course got changed which was a bit of a hairy moment, however, Duke very kindly agreed to cover the flight cost changes so that I could still attend. Then in July I was sent a questionnaire link asking which Labs I wanted to choose…incredibly I was lucky enough to get all of the ones which I had chosen! Closely followed by the itinerary which really got me excited… apart from the last day which said ‘Presentation’, now that scared me!!
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