CAS '22 Robin Hu

Student at computer
GRIP: Remote Intern

Programs Abroad:

Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP - Virtual program in Summer 2021): eHealth Research Unit at the University of Botswana

Ask me about...

  • Navigating a virtual internship abroad
  • Applying to graduate school while also interning full-time
  • First abroad experience (albeit virtually)

My Experience Abroad: 

I interned with the eHealth Research Unit at the University of Botswana through a longstanding Botswana-Penn Partnership. This experience was focused on health informatics and communication, which integrates my academic major and my desire to pursue a career in medicine. It allowed me to directly apply the skills and theories I learned in my coursework into the industry and witness the impact of this work in the field.

Other Highlights:

  • Meeting all the team members and stakeholders in Botswana
  • Learning bits and pieces of the language, Setswana
  • Waking up and working at odd hours during the day/night
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