|The complete MHIRT Floripa '13 team with our mentors; |
by far some of the most amazing people I've had a chance to know.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Hardest Part: Saying Goodbye
Last week, with the help of my labmates, I completed my research project with Dr. Padua Antonio Carobrez. Over the course of the summer I was able to learn and conduct my own behavioral studies, after having learned the stressful surgical technique of stereotaxy. However, my experience in my lab extended far beyond simply conducting experiments. I had the incredible opportunity to learn about all aspects of Brazilian life from my labmates: Frank, Cris, Camila, and Karina. From going hiking and marching in protests, to having lunch and wandering through parks, my amazing labmates helped make my experience once-in-a-lifetime.
Saying goodbye to all of the awesome people I met in Floripa was harder than I ever imagined. In such a short period of time, I managed to create amazing friendships that I'm sure will be able to withstand the distance between us. I also realized that someday, without a doubt in my mind, I will return to Floripa (once I learn a little more Portuguese).