Be Ready for Any Opportunity: GROW

How do you plan travel to a foreign country in three weeks? I am in the middle of finding out. I am fortunate enough to have a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Each year they offer their fellows the opportunity to apply for a Graduate Research Opportunity Worldwide (GROW). This year I applied to travel to Australia for the summer to conduct research at the University of Newcastle. Unfortunately, it is a slow process as many countries are involved in the application process. So I had written off being accepted until they called me two weeks ago to tell me otherwise.

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