• NTNU,  Preparation,  UCSB

    Deciding on a University!

    After having been provided with a list of interdisciplinary research institutions in the US by DG Webster, the research into which of these were perfect for me started! I rapidly deleted some and end ended up with some favorites after a search – and the thin red line appeared to me – I wanted the West Coast of the US the most, and I would not mind spending a year in Halifax, Nova Scotia either! http://www.fish.washington.edu/ – well, why not – Seattle, Washington is pretty tempting… http://www.vims.edu/research/topics/index.php – I just did not want to go to Virginia – I am that simple… http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/ – Nothing about Miami tempted me… http://www.umaine.edu/marine/index.php…

  • NTNU,  Preparation,  UCSB,  Visa

    Santa Barbara – imagine that!

    After getting my PhD June 17th 2010 and being offered the position as Post Doc, I decided that I did not want to waste any more time – this time I would go live in the US for a year at whatever the cost! I first learned about the Berkeley program that our Department cooperated with in San Fransisco and I really had my heart set on going to San Fransisco for a year. I contacted several professors, but none replied. I also applied for an office space from our department, but was not awarded the spot to my big dismay. I was really getting worried.. In the end I…