Collaborating internationally or spending time on a research visit abroad can be very beneficial to a researcher's career and personal development.
Dr Fabiana Gondim Mariutti, from Brazil, was a PhD researcher at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. Funded by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior/Federal Agency for the Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education), she chose to study a PhD course in Business.
Having both finished her PhD and published a book in the same subject, Fabiana reflected on her experience of studying at a higher education institution in the UK:
Being committed to this research scholarship has been a precious learning experience, and my main reasons for moving to England can be divided into two strands – professional and personal. Professionally...being in the UK provided both research learning experiences and opportunities to travel around Europe, visiting universities and participating at conferences.
Personally, I believe that living abroad would provide me with an enriching experience, and it has indeed done so. There was no place on earth I would have rather been (than Leeds) to enjoy my home, meeting people and sharing my life.
To find out how you can further your career and gain valuable life skills by working abroad, take a look at the international funding opportunities currently available here.