What do the students say about their overall experience

"The experience certainly met my expectations; the research was engaging, and I made meaningful bonds with my coworkers and my fellow NCCR students. Everyone was so welcoming!"

"This experience exceeded my expectations. I became very passionate about the work I have gotten to do at the AMI. I was surrounded by fantastic researchers who really made me feel welcome and they invested lots of time and energy to help develop me as a researcher. I got to spend lots of time in the lab and I got some experience presenting my work, which is important too. I also got to explore some of Switzerland and the surrounding countries, which was a very enriching experience outside of the lab."

"It exceeded my expectations as my work was a lot more independent than I expected. I didn't just assist my supervisor in his research but was allowed to make the project my own, design my own experiments, and take the project in my own direction. I truly appreciate the opportunity the organization has given me and the valuable experience I was able to gather under his supervision."

"This program surpassed my expectations. I gained so much knowledge on lab techniques, characterization instruments, and theories related to my subject. I felt welcomed from the very beginning and felt excited to come into work every day. I had opportunities to be independent and learned a lot about how it would be to be a PhD student doing research."

"I was expecting to do research all week and have the ability to travel around Switzerland on the weekends. I was definitely able to do this. I was able to meet so many wonderful people and learn about so many different cultures. I also expanded my research knowledge a lot while working here."

"Everyone was so friendly, it was extremely easy to get involved with sports and other activities. Made me feel right at home. All my expectations were met, and I had a fantastic internship experience. This program delivered everything I thought I would gain from it: professional development in the materials science field, cultural understanding of a different scientific community, and interpersonal connections with fellow program participants and researchers in the lab I worked in."