6 reasons why you should be an AIESEC volunteer!

By: Karoline Lund Johansen

 

Volunteering. You might have thought about it, you might have never even considered it, but everyone who has already done it will agree that it’s an experience you will not get anywhere else. So what is it about volunteering that makes it so special? Here are 6 reasons why you should volunteer with AIESEC!

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1. Step out of your comfort zone

Neal D. Walsch said; “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.  Your most amazing experiences and mind-blowing discoveries will only come when you dare to challenge yourself and take a chance. Living in a totally strange culture will not always be easy, this is why it’s such an amazing and memorable experience!

 

2. Discover a different culture like you’ve never done before

You may be a traveler who has been all over the world, or you may have never set your foot outside the borders of your own country. Regardless you will never experience a country and it’s culture as when you are living and working in it. By participating in the community you learn to live their culture, not just to watch it! This way you get a unique understanding of how their culture works.

 

3. Get friends for life

For many people the scariest part of volunteering is to travel to a place where they don’t know anyone. However, this is the exact reason why you will get friendships that will last for a lifetime. When you have no choice but to make new friends, you will connect and open up to others in a whole different way.  As a volunteer you will not only get the chance to connect with the locals, but also with the other volunteers you are working with. By going to this one place, you can end up with friends from all over the world!

4. Gain Perspective

By stepping out of your daily routines, your community and country you might learn some things you would never know without distancing yourself from them. It will be easier to see what doesn’t work and needs to be changed, but also what works really well and can be implemented in other places. Working abroad is also a good way to get a new perspective and ideas on how to tackle issues you have at home. For example, by working with a gender equality project in Bangladesh, you might learn new techniques to continue working towards gender equality in Norway!

 

5. Find yourself

It has nearly become a cliché that young people travel the world to “find” themselves and discover what they want to do with their lives. However there is something behind it! You will most likely not go out in the world and get a revelation that tells you exactly what to do with your life. Yet by going abroad, learning new skills and by being challenged, you might discover a new passion, and become more self aware about your strengths and weaknesses.

 

6. Give your CV a pop!

Today’s job market is very competitive. A bachelor degree in it self is not very outstanding, some times even a master degree might not be very different from the mass. By having a volunteer experience on your application you show that you have traveled and seen the world not just as tourist. You show you are independent and solution oriented as you managed to adapt to a new culture.  It also shows that you are daring and wiling to push yourself out of your comfort zone. A relevant volunteering experience makes you stand out from the crowd!

There are so many organizations you can volunteer with. The question is how to choose the right one? AIESEC doesn’t only want you to have an amazing experience, but wants to help our volunteers to develop on a personal level. We want you to become a world citizen that thinks globally, to become more independent, self aware, solution oriented and good at empowering others around you. We will be there for you throughout your project, to give you support whenever you need it.

Find your next adventure at www.aiesec.org

6 excuses why you shouldn’t go on Exchange

By: Mehdi Guerfali

Have you always considered going abroad on an exchange opportunity in a foreign company or working for a humanitarian organization, but yet never done it?
I bet some voices in the back of your head are holding you down and not letting you do it now.

Check out this list of excuses and who knows, maybe you could relate to some of them. Perhapes, you will be able to quiet down those voices in the back of your mind.

 

I don’t have the time:

When you come to the end of your exchange you are going to wish that you could stay longer. However, if you really do not have time to go for a longer internship at the moment, you can always go on of our short-term programs as volunteering or entrepreneurial opportunities. These opportunities last between 6-8 weeks. If you would go this summer, you can benefit from your personal holidays.

 

 

I can’t afford going abroad, it’s too expensive:

Many assume it is out of their price range before even looking at costs. Many experienced travelers can tell you how surprisingly affordable it could be even if you do not have that big of an income.
Besides, AIESEC internship programs provide you with a salary or with at least a free-accommodation and free meals. Make sure you look at all your options and have the right information before deciding if you can afford the experience.

 

I am underqualified:

Of course, you are not the only person that will be applying for positions. But that is part of the experience we offer to you. And trust me, one of the magical points of AIESEC, is that there is a very high chance, that an experience that suits perfectly your profile is right there, waiting for you on https://opportunities.aiesec.org/. Give it a try, it changed my way of perceiving the world and I’m sure it would change yours as well.

 

I want to go to (the country you dream about) but I don’t speak the language:

I shouldn’t bother you much regarding this one since almost everyone in AIESEC speaks English. Wherever you end up, you’ll be surround by natives who communicate in English with you as well. As help, you could learn their language if you’d like that.

 

The world is unpredictable:

It surely is, I completely agree with you, but it shouldn’t prevent you from exiting your comfort zone. This would be the same as not living your normal life and not leaving your home because of the fear that something unfortunate will happen to you. I have traveled to many places that were really scary in my mind. I had high expectations of bad situations occurring to me as well. Bbut I ended up disappointing those expectations and living great experiences that made me feel much better and more confident about myself, and the world around me.

 

Going abroad is not crucial for my career:

Even If you live in a wealthy environment, there are a set of skills that can only be developed by living in a different one. Nowadays, these skills are highly required for a large range of job opportunities, are beneficial to employers and can potentially help with operational & strategical tasks.

 

Now close your eyes and take a deep breath. Trust me on this one (even though I am just a web page), and Apply now.

My experience in Côte D’Ivoire


By: Elisabeth Stava

My Name Elisabeth Stava and I am currently working in Côte D’Ivoire thorough the opportunity I got with AIESEC. I decided to go on an AIESEC exchange because I wanted the chance to live and work professionally in another country, at the same time as learning a new language. I ended up deciding to go to Ivory Coast due to the interesting internship I found there, working as Business Development Manager in a company that offers young Ivorians the service and opportunity to study abroad.

I landed in Abidjan late at night and I was picked up by the local AIESECers. I remember the drive to my new home, trying to speak French and also soaking in my first impressions of the city. As we drove over the bridge entering Abidjan, I was struck by all the signs and tall buildings and I was quite impressed by Plateaux, the entry point to the city (as shown above in the  picture). Although I was feeling tired, I increasingly got excited to explore and discover the city by day.


First month:  

I can say that my first month in Ivory Coast was mostly filled with new impressions, getting to know new people and adjusting to the new culture. The main challenge I faced was the language as my French was quite limited upon arrival. However, with a job that was mostly conducted in French along with friends from AIESEC practicing it with me, I had a steep learning curve.
At the same time as it was tiring and challenging learning a new language, I have also had many moments of joy when being able to communicate and realizing my progress. Simply going from not knowing how to greet people to now being able to have conversations and discussions with others has given me great confidence and a thrilling feeling.
Learning a new language has also been interesting as I realize it is not only about learning a new vocabulary, but in fact obtaining a new understanding and way to see the world. By speaking French I have in fact started to see the world differently and express myself differently than what I do in Norwegian and English. It is a really exciting change and discovery!

 

The work:

Working in a small company where I have been given the liberty to shape some of my work tasks has been an interesting experience. As my company work for young people that want to study abroad, I have had the chance to interact with young Ivoiriens from all over the country. It has been fun to see them develop themselves as we prepare them for a new life abroad. When most students arrive in our office and want to study abroad they are shy and insecure, but as they get more knowledge, skills and practice, they become ready to embark on new adventures, not so different from my current experience.
What I have appreciated a lot is my manager and my colleagues doing their best to welcome me and making me feel comfortable. At least one day a week our manager takes me and my colleagues out to eat and have a couple of beers together. As I am the only woman at the office I have also learnt a lot and had interesting discussion about the role of women and men in the society.
After my short period here I believe that Ivory Coast and Norway are quite different culturally, hence, I have been challenged, I have challenged perceptions back and learnt a lot along the way!

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Travel and fun:

In addition to a lot of work, I have also had the opportunity to travel quite a bit. I love the beach and have tried my best to visit different places along the coast as much as possible. Ivory Coast has a beautiful nature and it has been great getting out of the big and busy Abidjan to just enjoy the simple life with new friends. Below is a picture from Assinie, one favorite spot for enjoying the beach life. With many small restaurants serving all kinds of sea food and other delicacies it is the perfect place to hang-out and relax!


Food

During my first 3 months in Ivory Coast I have also had the chance to taste new food and drinks, an exciting part of experiencing a new country! I have adjusted to the variety of different spices that are used and I really love so much of the different food that I eat here. My favorite must be Alloco (fried plantain) along with grilled fish and the spicy sauce that is a must for all meals. Food is important in Côte D’Ivoire and by being open to try all different kinds of new food, I have both gained insight in the culture as well as gained and new friendships.

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Getting to know the culture:

One great way to get to know a new place and culture is to participate in different events and ceremonies. I have been lucky enough in my first 3 months to have celebrated 3 birthdays (in an apartment, in a venue and on the beach), I have attended a traditional Ivorian wedding, participated in the Muslim Holiday Tabaski (Eid al-Adha), gone to Catholic Mass ceremony and celebrated a friend and her son’s baptism. In all the different and diverse events I have discovered new traditions and customs that are important for the Ivoiriens. It has been a great way to get to know people better and to learn more about life here in Côte D’Ivoire!

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My experience in Ivory Coast has so far been a journey filled with joy, laughter, challenges, adventures and personal development. I feel privileged and lucky to have met so many amazing individuals that really has made my stay worthwhile. With all the challenges I have encountered I feel that I have developed and grown as a person and with all the good moments I have made memories for life.

 

I can only recommend every single person to live and work abroad. Although every experience and country is different, what is certain is that no matter where you go, you will be challenged, you will learn and you will develop yourself. 

For me in the end, that is what life is all about!

 

Amazing experiences like this is one just one click away! Develop yourself through an internship abroad with AIESEC.

Benefits of going abroad with AIESEC

By: Anteneh Tesfaye

“I’m gaining international experience, and I’m getting new skills and knowledge, and I’m challenged regularly.’’ Says Joakim I. Andersen a Norwegian who went on a professional internship in India as Business Development executive. A year before that, he was also in Uganda for his volunteer project.

It might have crossed your mind the idea of going abroad, or you might have even wrote it in your bucket list either for volunteering or to work professionally. But you might ask, how? Which organization should I choose? Will the organization provide me a plenty of choices to choose in terms of where to go and what to do? Will I get all the necessary support here and abroad? How can I develop personally and professionally? How can I take the best out of this? If you think it is fair to ask this question, you have come to the right place. Here we brought the 5 benefits you will get out of going abroad with AIESEC.

 

1- Global Volunteer- Global Entrepreneur- Global Talent

What do you want?

  • Global Volunteer– Working in community development volunteer projects in different NGO’s and bring a positive impact?
  • Global Entrepreneur– Working in startups and developing entrepreneurial skills through work experience abroad?
  • Global Talent– Working professionally in companies and getting an international work experience?

It’s your choice to find the one you want and embark on your journey!
2- Exciting and Impactful Opportunities

If you either need to have career/school break or you are looking to do something out of ordinary, AIESEC provides you opportunities that are worthwhile where you can make a real difference. The fact that AIESEC is present in more than 120 countries plus the very diversified opportunities and projects depending your area of interests will give you the chance to work where want and what you want.

 

3- Unique Support and Engagement

Starting from your first interaction with the AIESEC till you finish and come back and share your experience, you will be provided with the necessary support in all phases to become a part of the AIESEC family. But what I do mean when I say unique is, for example let’s say you went abroad and started working. You will have an unforgettable time with AIESEC local committee members of your host country, you will be invited to their local committee meetings which often happens every two weeks or every month, where every member and intern gather and have a cultural sharing time or country presentation, while sometime you will have discussions on world issues or other learning activities. Of course there will also be a time to for fun and relaxing. After those meetings, the AIESECers will go to nearby restaurant or bar for a drink or simply to get to know each other more.

 

4- Global Mindset and International Network

Working a foreign country is different from working in local internships. You have to work and live with people from diverse backgrounds; you will learn and become friends with people who come from different cultures and who are also willing to tell you about their country, culture, living styles and even business opportunities. You will develop an ample understanding of the world and create a friendship with people different part of the world. Who would not like having one friend from Asia, one friend from Africa and the other from South America?

 

5- A Plus for your CV

Either if you volunteered or worked abroad through AIESEC, just imagine your resume showing your summary of experiences abroad side by side with some other professionals with same status like you and you will definitely stand out as a great choice for the position. No doubt all the candidates will have the right qualifications. And they all want to job but what is the extra thing you can add to company? You can boost your chance by highlighting the skills you gained while living in a different culture. The Logic is simple, having a wide skill set and high number of attributes counts a lot when it comes to finding a good job.

Now that you know the benefits you get from going abroad with AIESEC, you just have to find the right project for you, and decide when it is the best time for you to go. In case you have any doubts, you can always contact the nearest local office, and our members will help you through your journey.

AIESECers’ Stories #5

My name is Radhika Mathur and I am from India. Currently I am pursuing Masters in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo and joined AIESEC in August 2016. I joined AIESEC because I saw an opportunity to build network with companies and startups within Norway as it would be beneficial for my course. Hence I chose the Incoming Exchange team. Another reason for me to join was to develop as a responsible leader, personally and professionally.
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One thing that I can say about AIESEC is that it is an organisation where every member matters and it delivers what it promises; developing leadership. I have evolved from a team member in the Incoming Exchange team to taking the responsibility of a team leader. Now I am the new VP Talent Management for the term 2017-2018.

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Through AIESEC I have learned so many things, the most important being: motivating and placing its People (members) first within the organisation. Everyone working in AIESEC UiO have been extremely motivating since day 1 and are super friendly. I have made some good friends, and going with them to our last national conference (UNITE) in Trondheim (Jan 2017) was the best moment.
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Joining AIESEC will not only help you professionally but will also develop you personally. You will get to meet new people and build networks with AIESECers around the world. Also, AIESEC is a society where each and every member is important. It gives its members ownership to present their ideas and opinions. So join AIESEC and become a part of a society where you will make a differenceaiesec.no/join

AIESECers’ Stories #4

My name is Line Rønning and I currently live in Trondheim, but was born in Oslo. I study Political Science at NTNU and I joined AIESEC in august 2015 by mere coincidence. I had never heard about the organisation before, but I was drawn to their focus on developing teamwork and leadership skills.

I am currently the head of HR and Finance within the organisation’s base in Trondheim and on the side working with developing a volunteer program called Youth Impact. Earlier have I been working on a Volunteer program called Active Summer in Oslo, I have also been in the marketing team and organised a national conference, all through AIESEC.

The main thing I have learnt with my experience in AIESEC is that if you really put effort, your energy and passion into something that you care about, then you can achieve everything. My best moment inside the organization was during the summer I was working with this volunteer program called Active Summer, we had just received 23 students from all around Europe, and the team and I were tired and stressed after a long day of working. At the end of the day we were going to have a meeting, and one of my team mates had bought refreshment for us to drink during the meeting. It was such a small gesture, but it made that meeting that much easier and the mood was lifted.

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Another memorable event was at the end of the Active Summer project when our volunteers had just finished facilitating two summer camps for kids from asylum centers and lower social economic background. We were having a karaoke night and one of the volunteers decided that we were going to sing “I was here” by Beyonce. During the song you could really feel that everyone in the room felt that they could relate to the song and that they had made a difference this summer.

It is these small occasions with a team and the people that you are working with towards a common goal and shares an amazing experience with that really makes AIESEC truly special to me. If you give it a shot then I can promise you that it will be life changing.

Now you have the chance to join us, and change your life as well. Be a part of AIESEC: aiesec.no/join

AIESECers’ Stories #3

My name is Tina. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, a semester of US foreign policy and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Psychology. I am currently working as a Consultant for BDO.
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I joined AIESEC in August 2014 while doing my master’s degree. My friend Elife who was in the board of AIESEC in BI approached me. She told me about the organisation and how they develop leadership in young people by sending them abroad. I thought the idea of that was really cool. I also thought it was a great way to gain some practical experience while studying.

I started my AIESEC experience as an EP manager, I was responsible for guiding and supporting people through their exchange process. The following spring I was the President of the Organising Committee for Break the Border, an event hosted by AIESEC in BI. In the summer of 2015 I took over as Local Committee President of AIESEC in BI. Today I am part of the National Support Team as the Alumni Manager.

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My time in AIESEC has taught me so much. I learned a lot of practical things that I never learned in school as well as getting a chance to put what I actually had learned into practice. Now that I look back on my experience with some distance, I would say I had two main learning points. Firstly, AIESEC has a set of values and a cause that I believe in. That was such a huge motivational factor and it made me able to work for hours and hours. For me, it is essential to continue to have something in my life that makes me thrive the same way. When I have that, I am the better version of myself. Secondly I take away a leadership experience and an understanding of the complexity and necessity of leadership. Different people and different situations require different things of the leader. I learned the importance of being able to adapt, of seeing more than one of the story, having a global mindset and walk the walk. By doing so you are able to have other grow with you, which in my mind is a key characteristic of a good leader.

My best memory from AIESEC was all the people I got to meet. I met so many people with different backgrounds, stories and mindsets. I had so much fun, and I really got to challenge my own views and opinions. So many people coming together to work towards a bigger purpose is really special. This is also one of the main reasons why I am involved with the alumni network. I want to stay in touch with these people, and meet new interesting people. Your AIESEC experience does not end when your term does.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the world, and you believe that it is possible, AIESEC can provide a platform for you to do that. You have the opportunity to work together with a lot of interesting people while you get practical experience and a chance to put theory into practice. AIESEC gives you the chance to develop and thrive, often in other ways than you expect. If you want to do something more while studying, I warmly recommend AIESEC.

Now you have the chance to join us, and develop yourself as well. Be a part of AIESEC: aiesec.no/join

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AIESECers’ Stories #2

Why you should invest your time in practical experiences

 

My name is Mats, I’m a 23 year old Norwegian guy working full time as the President of AIESEC in Norway.

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It all started 4 years ago when I was a new student entering the university in Trondheim, NTNU, to study European studies. Even though I had high ambitions for my studies and my results, the truth is that after I joined the Local Committee of AIESEC in Trondheim I ended up doing twice as much AIESEC work then school work over the years I lived there. After my tree years in Trondheim I left the city without finishing my studies, but with experiences that no degree could teach me.

 

Last August I flew to Poland to represent AIESEC in Norway at AIESECs International Congress along with 800 delegates from 120+ countries and territories. The objective with this annual congress is to gather the entire AIESEC network in one place to connect with the purpose of the organization and to drive the organization forward in bringing more leadership development to young people through cross- cultural exchange. Sitting in the same room for 12 days with so many other like minded young leaders from all around the world made me feel very humble and grateful, and made me reflect upon how I reached this place.

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Over my four years in AIESEC I have had the opportunity to visit 15 new countries, expanded my international network, learn soft and hard skills that no study program could ever teach, and more importantly do something positive for the world. I have met people from all continents, I have hosted international interns in my apartment and I gotten the opportunity to go to national and international conferences.

 

One year ago I got accepted to work on the national board of the organization, which eventually led me to be elected as the new President of AIESEC in Norway. Now I am leading an organization at the age of 23, with more than 100 volunteers, without even having a degree.

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Don’t let a study program decide what you should or should not do.  Choose it yourself. In my case I decided to learn and develop myself by devoting my time and efforts to this organization. The investment has been enormous from both a personal and professional perspective.

 

Now you have the chance to join us, and develop yourself as well. Be a part of AIESEC: aiesec.no/join

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Does Shrek like spicy food?

By: Joakim I. Andersen

“So much to do, so much to see, so what’s wrong with taking the back streets?” There is a little Shrek in all of us, right? Sharing some of his characteristics: obviously not being the most extrovert (even a little shy) – that, onions, needs to be opened layer by layer, and kind of comfortable in my daily routines – when was the right time to take action, step out of the comfort zone and challenge myself? Rhetorical questions rarely need an answer – it’s too obvious!

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I wasn’t even planning to go to India – so the lyrics actually applies even more to my story of ending up here. My “original plan” was to try something in Europe or the US, without much luck I have to admit. I was on the brink of just giving up applying through Opportunities Portal (a website where you can find all AIESEC opportunities worldwide. But I’ve learned through experience to grab my opportunities with both hands; you never know when it’s too late, and it is an attitude I’ve tried to adopt on a daily basis. So when I was finally invited for an interview I basically just said ‘Yes”, without thinking more about what I said yes to – actually without knowing I had applied for an opportunity in India, believe it or not! And when the recruiter offered me the position, I again, a little surprised (and amazed), spontaneously pronounced the two vowels followed by the consonant. Perhaps unable to declining anything or without thinking properly through my answers in general, I am now more than halfway through my 6 months internship, working as a business development executive in a software company, in a small city (by local standards).

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I still wonder why I got the business development position, as my master degree in business administration is more specialized towards strategy and organizational leadership than to marketing. At least it’s related to business I guess… Maybe the company was a little desperate for people with Nordic language capabilities, and thinking “he’ll just have to catch up with the marketing part later”? That will remain pure speculation from my side. At least I’m gaining international experience, and I’m getting my skills and knowledge challenged regularly.

So what about a cultural exchange? I honestly believe I’ve seen more cows these three past months than all my soon 26 years accumulated – and maybe animals in general. Probably it’s not a cultural concern; I just had to get it out of my system. Anyway, there are certain differences from the culture I am used to, and there are pros and cons: for example, I have not gotten (and probably will not get) used to the traffic down here. For me, it’s a true chaos. A lack of discipline maybe, or simply not respecting traffic rules? I don’t know, not important, just different. And also that personal spheres are foreign words here. At the other side, if you get a strong enough bond to an Indian, he/she is extremely helpful. In general, Indians are very including and hospitable people, which is something I really appreciate; something we can learn from back home maybe? Also, I have even purchased a “kurta” (a regional piece of clothing)and participated in some festival activities. At least I look a little more Indian that way. Looking different is a strange experience nonetheless; it takes time getting used to people staring (even though I’m not green) and, especially at tourist spots, that people want to take selfies with you, just as another attraction. But I guess it’s a little funny too. What’s not that funny, to be honest, is the food and hence one’s digestion. Why does it have to be that spicy? And everyone single one of the other interns have experienced the same.But you get toughened by it I guess. I just hope that, when I go back, I’ll still be able to taste some food – that my tongue isn’t killed, and that going back to my regular diet will not be affected by me literally being a vegetarian for half a year.

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A little bit back to AIESEC (the reason why I am writing this) and my professional experience: what still made me confident I didn’t do anything I really didn’t want to, was my past AIESEC experiences – this is, in fact, my third one: My first experience was a volunteer project in Uganda (the summer of 2015), followed by one year as a team member in the local chapter of AIESEC at my University, and now this professional internship. And AIESEC gives youth opportunities to grow and learn, without a performance-based approach, as it can take the time to evolve and some tries to get things right. In fact, I learn things all the time. So, even though not all the things I am doing in this internship feels that relevant for my future career, there are so many unmeasurable, intangible (soft) skills, values, and knowledge that I’ll take with me wherever I end up in addition to, more importantly, new good friends.  I may be a few scorched taste buds poorer, but I am a lot of experiences richer. And all of this on the expense of stepping out of my comfort zone. Is it worth it? Right – this Shrek doesn’t answer rhetorical questions.

Do you want to Work abroad like me and grab a life changing chance? Apply here.

Joakim I. Andersen, 2016.

Mitt opphold i Indonesia

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Mitt navn er Kristin Heen Halvorsen og jeg dro på utveksling med AIESEC. Å reise til Indonesia for å jobbe frivillig er det mest fantastiske eventyret jeg har vært med på. Jeg var lenge i tvil om jeg faktisk skulle tørre å dra – alene, til en fremmed kultur på andre siden av jorden. Takk og lov for at jeg dro!

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Jeg skulle arbeide sammen med 20 utenlandske frivillige med omtrent like mange nasjonaliteter. Også lokale frivillige var involvert, så potensialet til å lære om mange kulturer var stort. Sammen skulle vi jobbe for å øke turismen til byen Semarang, en millionby i Sentral-Java. Å få arbeide med de lokale frivillige var desidert en av prosjektets viktigste styrker. Å ha noen som snakket språket og var kjent med lokal bedriftskultur og skikker gjorde at vårt bidrag i arbeidet ble av best mulig kvalitet. I 7 uker jobbet vi hardt, og vi klarte å skape noe av verdi.

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Jeg fikk leve og bo sammen med lokale, en erfaring som ga meg utrolig mye positivt og lærte meg vanvittig mye. De utfordret meg på mine vaner og tankesett, samtidig som jeg utfordret dem på sider ved deres kultur som absolutt kunne forbedres. Vi hadde mange gode samtaler som fikk dem til å reflektere over blant annet kvinnens rolle i samfunnet. Til gjengjeld lærte de meg mye verdifullt om respekt og sosialt ansvar. Indonesere er virkelig ett av verdens mest vennlige folkeslag, og jeg er nå så privilegert at jeg kan kalle dem mine venner.
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Under mitt opphold besteg jeg fjelltopper, så majestetiske soloppganger og red på hest gjennom en kjede gamle tempelruiner. Jeg har vært med på en storslagen forlovelsesfest og flere festivaler, og jeg har snorklet med djevelrokke og dykket med hai. Jeg har løpt fra komodovaraner og møtt på bøfler mens jeg var ute på tur i jungelen (alene). Dette eventyret har lært meg utrolig mye verdifullt om hvem jeg er og hva jeg er god på. Samtidig har jeg lært hva som er viktig for meg og hva jeg vil bruke livet mitt på.

Så hva venter du på? Grip sjansen og skap ditt eget eventyr.