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"In the laboratory I had the opportunity to work on pioneering experiments"

Published: 3 January 2022

Irene Delgado Vellosillo from Spain, Period of IAESTE internship: August 2020 – August 2021.

I chose Luleå as the destination to do my first internship for 6 months after finishing my bachelor degree and I ended up staying for 1 year because of the incredible experience it was.

In the laboratory I had the opportunity to work on pioneering experiments with microalgae that allowed me to develop my skills in the laboratory and my first steps working by myself. The department has several research groups made up of wonderful people who end up being your family and it is a pleasure to work with them.

The city of Luleå is a unique place. The nature that surrounds it makes it the ideal place for sports and adventures in nature. The weather is what most craters this city, being able to enjoy the northern lights every winter night and landscapes covered by meters of snow as well as being able to skate on the sea or the lake to cross to the supermarket. However, in summer you lose track of time with dusk-dawn at midnight, since there is no night all summer.