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30 January 2015
Undergraduate Internships Program: A Valuable, Rewarding and Unforgettable Experience
Albert Linde, Mariana Oliveira, Tiago Cardoso, and Salomé Azevedo, were the first young Portuguese researchers of the Undergraduate Internships Program, offered by the CMU Portugal Program, that went to CMU to experience an entirely different culture and to participate in state-of-the-art projects. After their return, they see it as a valuable cultural and social experience that they will remember forever.
João Claro, national director of the CMU Portugal, is positively impressed with the support and receptiveness of academia in Portugal and at CMU to this Program, as well as with the strong research experiences these young researchers are bringing to Portugal. "The students typically stay at CMU between eight to twelve weeks and are hosted by a faculty member that guides their immersion according to the work plan submitted during the application process," João Claro explains. "I had the opportunity to read the reports of these four students, and to talk with some of them, and their feedback is enriching," says João Claro adding that "we should look at UIP as a seed for collaboration that can flourish according to the willingness and research interests of all parties involved."