Is doing research in another country looked down upon? a waste of time? etc.? I have an opportunity to work at Trinity College in Ireland doing fMRI research. I really want to do this because it would be a great life experience and it would be doing research on what I want, but I'm affraid that MSTPs will not consider this research as valuable or legitimate as research in the U.S. Would I just be better off staying in the U.S. and working in some other (and more accepted) lab?