Wow! It seems like I arrived in Edinburgh ages ago, even though it’s only been a couple days. A lot has happened over here, both good and not-so-good, but I’m still loving it (I mean, who wouldn’t?!). Let’s start with the good, eh? On my second day here, our EPA Internship Advisor took me and my flatmates out on a walking tour of Edinburgh. Everything was absolutely gorgeous, and I’ve fallen in love with all the historical sites, beautiful architecture, and charming people from this city. I was able to take lots of photos from the tour, and if you’d like to check them out or haven’t seen them yet on facebook, just head to this link:
(I’ll likely be posting photos in facebook every week-ish, so I will do my best to also include the links here so everyone who doesn’t have a facebook will be able to stay in the loop!)
Today I had my interview for my Neuroscience Internship, and have officially accepted a position at Alzheimer Scotland. I’ll be working Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and some Fridays for 6 hours at a time, then be taking a private Scottish History Course with the rest of my flatmates on Mondays. At Alzheimer Scotland I’ll be working with patients with early onset dementia, doing one-on-one clinical rehabilitation work to help them maintain their verbal and motor skills, in addition to shadowing my supervisor who is an expert on clinical neurology and dementia. I begin work tomorrow morning and couldn’t be more excited!
Unfortunately, my debit card number appears to have been stolen (I’m assuming at a restaurant when I gave our waiter my card and they took it away to make the charge) but I’m working things out with my bank at home to cancel the fraudulent charges and get a new card (if need be). It’s been a bit confusing and hectic, but my EPA director and flatmates have been incredibly helpful and I’m sure everything will turn out okay. I’m currently just waiting to hear from the bank to see if the transactions go through or not, but I’m crossing my fingers that they’ll be able to stop it before then!
Oh, and on the brightside of things, my EPA group will be heading to THE HIGHLANDS this weekend!!!!!!!! I am so, so, SO excited for this trip…. I’m sure I’ll take hundreds of photos, and I can’t wait to share them with everyone. Inverness was one of the places I wanted to visit most while I was here, and I’m jumping out of my skin just waiting for Saturday to get here!
I hope everyone back home is doing well! I’ll post again soon to keep you all updated, and thanks for checking in :)
PS: If anyone wants to send some snail mail, here’s my Scotland address:
2A Ramsay Garden
EH1 - 2NA
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Okay, I think that’s all for now…. Later, gators!