Which CERN one are you talking about the Michigan one? I wanted to apply to that one and they were really sneeky by not mentioning that for internationals it is like 100 times harder[/quote]
I found out in the website of CERN that there is a limited number of "studentships for students from nonmember states." I think you will apply directly to them. I tried applying once. However, our first semester (which is from June to October) is in conflict with the apprenticeship period which is in summer term of most western schools. Thus, I backed down since the internship would require me to leave school for awhile. But by my final year, I plan on having a research internship abroad in addition to what I now have in our country. I won't care if it is in conflict with our first semester. I pretty sure I can maximize the experience since I have gotten some advance subjects by then.