Min Young Kim

Departure Date:
06/18/2019
Return Date:
08/28/2019
Local Institution:
University of Washington Seattle
Local Advisor:
Dr. Joey Key
Foreign Institution:
National Center for Radio Astrophysics
Foreign Advisor:
Dr. Bhal Chandra Joshi
Student Status:
Undergrad
  • Q. What country were you staying in?
    • India
  • Q. Where were you doing research?
    • National Center for Radio Astrophysics
  • Q. How long were you there?
    • 10 weeks
  • Q. What sort of research were you doing?
    • Pulsar mode change detection
  • Q. Did being abroad influence the kind of research you’re doing?
    • yes, more pulsar based and less about GW
  • Q. What’s the coolest thing about being abroad?
    • Meeting new people, new weather, culture
  • Q. What’s your favorite new phrase from the language?
    • bhund karo?
  • Q. What’s the hardest thing about being abroad?
    • Not getting to eat home food
  • Q. What did you do in your free time?
    • Learned stuff I wanted to learn during school year but didn’t have time to (coding etc)
  • Q. What’s the coolest thing you’ve done or seen while abroad?
    • So many stray dogs
  • Q. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done or seen while abroad?
    • No traffic lights except at large intersections
  • Q. What advice would you offer others thinking of going abroad?
    • Enjoy it, high chance that might be your first and last time in that country
  • Q. What skills have you learned abroad?
    • Communicate with people with very limited English
  • Q. Is there anything you’d do differently or anything you wish you’d have known?
    • Talk more with the locals