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COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES
We receive countless insightful and interesting experience stories from students on our programmes.
Edward’s Experience in Sri LankaDecember 8th, 2015
My AIESEC adventure took me to a small village on the west coast of Sri Lanka for six weeks. Jetting off from the grey tarmac on a cold June morning, my brief was to teach English in the mornings, live with a teacher and … become a global citizen? Landing on the Teardrop Island I was none the wiser but in the coming hours, days and weeks I was to discover something new altogether.
What it is to be a part of the friendliest community I have ever witnessed? What it is to teach some of the most endearing children I have ever met? What it is to operate in an organisation united in ideals not divided geographically? It was an experience of paradoxes. Living with a family five and half thousand miles from home taught me how much our lives have in common. Teaching scores of children who spoke a language I did not know taught me what it is to forge the truest relationship, and working in partnership with a global network of students gave me an appreciation of the inexorable potential we young people have.
Back in rainy Bristol, those six weeks seem a world away, but the skills they taught me will stay with me forever. Leadership, communication, empathy are buzz words we can all use, but the memory and experience of having done something like this runs deeper and will be there to guide me for years to come.
Naomi’s Experience in Brazil and Peru with EduActionApril 16th, 2015
In March 2012, I travelled to Brazil to volunteer with EduAction, an intercultural education project offered through the AIESEC Global Community Development Programme. EduAction is an NGO that brings international volunteers to schools and NGOs in Latin America to facilitate workshops on topics of global importance such as cultural diversity, social responsibility and sustainability. Why am I telling you about it in 2015? Well in a way, my exchange was only the beginning of my EduAction experience.
Cultural Exchange enhanced my understanding of the world20th October, 2015
Over the summer of 2015, I was lucky to go on the Global Teach programme for 6 weeks. My teaching experience in China has led me to appreciate the differences in culture a lot more because we truly are exchanging cultural knowledge. Being in a professional environment abroad has also meant that I have become a lot more confident in my abilities to be independent in my future career.
Emma Simpson, University of Southampton
Jaimie’s Volunteering Experience in TaiwanApril 16th, 2015
Last Summer through AIESEC, I went on a GCDP program in Taiwan. My first project was to organise a 5 day conference called ‘iContact the World’ for high school students with the local Organising Committee (OC) as well as the other Exchange Participants (EP) from all over the world.
Exchange is not a few weeks in your life, it’s your life in a few weeks.April 16th, 2015
My journey in Moldova summer 2014 has truly been an unforgettable experience. Five weeks of my summer doing volunteer work in Moldova was definitely well spent and worth it. It wasn’t because everything went as well as expected, but it was the challenges that I encountered that made it hugely memorable. Little did I know the moment I applied to Summer Box 2014 with AIESEC Chisinau, I was about to start a life-changing experience.
Linh Tran, the University of Durham