Hey all, Just wondering if any other SDNer's have been on some cool research trips worth the money. I am looking for some advice because i'm contemplating whether or not to spend close to 3500 dollars on a tropical disease research trip to south america that only lasts two weeks. I really want to go, but is this thing going to make my application this june look any better? I throw in this question not b/c that's why i would want to go on the trip, but b/c of the money i'm spending to do so. It seems that spending that much would be more justifiable if it also would aide my app. Thoughts on this trip/money issue? Can i get financial aide for studying abroad programs like these?