http://aiesec.org

AIESEC

Project Manager

September 2010 - August 2013 • Lomé, Maritime Region

What I liked

Working with personal with diverses background enabled me to be socially aware. Learning by doing, and teamwork helped me to shape my skills.

What I wish was different

Except some institutional issues, my experience with AIESEC was successful, memorable and I wish to visit Togo one day.

Advice

I would like to recommend this experience to any students willing to work a broadly World, and to acquire international skills.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

English Teacher

June - July 2018 • Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

What I liked

I really enjoyed working with the students and meeting people in my organization from all over the world!

What I wish was different

I wish that the experience had been longer!

Advice

Talk with anyone and everyone you can while abroad. Learn and grow and experience more with people.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Project Manager

January 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Work with a group of dedicated people

What I wish was different

I want to be more involved

Advice

Ask questions!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

English Teacher

May - June 2018 • Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship

What I liked

I really liked that I could get experience in a field I really like / would like to continue growing in.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Teaching Assistant (Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School)

June - July 2018 • Arequipa, Arequipa Region

What I liked

First time in a different country and liked the fact that I met new people with different country

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to learn as much as the language for that country
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Volunteer

July - August 2019 • Grecia, Alajuela Province

What I liked

The ability to experience a new culture.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to have a guide fluent in both Spanish and English at all times.

Advice

Go to every event offered and make the most out of your time off from work.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Volunteer Coordinator

May - June 2019 • Cairo, Cairo Governorate

What I liked

Performed a women empowerment initiative by AIESEC GUC calling for gender equality in Egypt. The volunteer experience was amazing once I had contact with different ages, from 7 years olds kids to their 40 years old moms. I was tutoring English in low income neighborhoods and, once I had contact with a lot of Egyptians, I was able to visit different traditional houses all over Egypt and have a better understand of their culture, focusing always on women empowerment.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked more, once I went there during Ramadan and their life change a lot. Business opened after 11 am and it closed at 4pm, maximum. It was a different month for them and I had to adapt to it.

Advice

Be open minded and try to get the most of the experience. Try new foods, try to learn the language, and get to know the people you work with.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Volunteer

June - July 2019 • Córdoba, Córdoba Province

What I liked

It was a very memorable experience. I learned a lot while I was there.

What I wish was different

There were severe organizational difficulties in Argentina which impeded my ability to teach.

Advice

Keep track of your cell phone, and be sure to change your SIM card in order to save money.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Intern

July - August 2019 • Salvador, Bahia

What I liked

Everything was unique and people were helpful

What I wish was different

The way people acted towards your color of skin

Advice

Be careful cause you dont know what could possibly happen
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Volunteer

June - July 2019 • Córdoba, Córdoba Province

What I liked

Good flexibility. AIESEC was a very memorable experience!

What I wish was different

Advice

Make absolutely sure to switch your SIM card!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

5th Grade Teacher

January - March 2018 • Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolitan Region

What I liked

Everything.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be prepared for anything.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Project Manager

June - July 2018 • Lima, Lima Province

What I liked

I loved the experience of being able to interact with local communities in a natural way! It was amazing to teach the students and the AIESEC members in Peru were very supportive.

What I wish was different

I wish there was better integration of the program into school curriculums for students.

Advice

This was a phenomenal experience, but definitely requires an open and positive attitude! Especially since the conditions in poorer provinces of Lima are very different from what you might be used to.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Volunteer

June - July 2018 • Arequipa, Arequipa Region

What I liked

I liked the vastly different environment that I was in. I got to teach Peruvian children some English as well as help their teacher with their workshops for 6 weeks. I had to practice my problem-solving skills with the different situations that my fellow volunteers and I were presented with.

What I wish was different

I hoped there would be more time to teach the children but I understood that they also had to learn other important materials from their teacher.

Advice

I would say that one needs to be solution-oriented as well as open to new ideas that can potentially alter what one had initially.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

June - July 2018 • Arequipa, Arequipa Region

What I liked

I loved learning about the real culture of Perú, and not the tourist version of it. Getting to know the locals and my students and bond with them was absolutely a blessing.

What I wish was different

The program was not run very well, and due to communication barriers, the interns assigned to the school I went to were not often granted time to teach.

Advice

The real culture and society in Perú is very different and much more grim than we see in travel advertisements. Be very open minded, humble, and prepare to see many homeless and struggling families. Despite this, prepare yoir heart to both recieve and give a lot of love to the people you will meet and connect with. They have much to teach you about their lives, and you will become richer because of it.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

English teacher

July - August 2018 • Aracaju, Sergipe

What I liked

I got to experience a new culture and new language.

What I wish was different

I wish the NGO I was working with had been more organized.

Advice

Learn from experiences where things don’t work out exactly how you planned, this will help you better an experience for the next person.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

volunteer

May - June 2018 • Jaipur, Rajasthan

What I liked

I was able to meet people from all over the world and experience many different cultures.

What I wish was different

My program was a bit disorganized, so I wish I had taken more initiative to engage in planning.

Advice

Anyone who does this needs to be very openminded because you are going to meet people with different values and experiences. You must acknowledge the importance of taking the time to understand and learn about them without judgement.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Teaching kids English

June - August 2018 • Sibiu, Sibiu County

What I liked

The experience of living in another country for 6 weeks getting to know the youth and what they think of their country

What I wish was different

organization and communication between the exchange participants and the AIESEC team in Sibiu

Advice

Be open minded
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Digital Marketing Intern

July - August 2018 • Bandung, West Java Province

What I liked

I spent 6 weeks in the lovely city of Bandung helping a local village start-up a business in order to sustain themselves. I really liked the diverse environment because I worked with other volunteers from around the world. It was an amazing experience to culturally immerse myself abroad.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I had an amazing experience all thanks to the students and volunteers who made this program possible.

Advice

Have an open mind and be ready to be culture-shocked. It's scary at first, but it will end up to be an experience of a lifetime. Seriously.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Teacher volunteer

June - July 2018 • Bogotá, Colombia

What I liked

I liked the opportunity to adventure myself in a whole different culture and language while developing problem solving skill and really forcing myself out of my comfort zone.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gone more prepared for the weather but I also wish to have had more knowledge about global issues and concerns before arriving there, as a foreigner one must be culturally sensitive to others. I feel that is one of the biggest lessons that I could apply here in the US

Advice

Be ready to be amazed and have ears to listen to the voices of different parts of the world.
Be the first to mark this as helpful