Once I stepped outside of the Ho Chi Minh Airport I immediately felt different. At the time I could not give this feeling a name. I was looking forward to this moment for so long and now I was actually in Vietnam! I had thought a lot beforehand on how I would feel once I was […]
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In the summer of 2016 I had the opportunity to go to Costa Rica for a volunteering internship. I had applied for that project because the dates were a bit flexible, I could choose how long I was going to stay, and because it was a project more related to entrepreneurship and administration. I was […]
Who are you? I’m Anaïs, currently studying management at Saint-Louis University in Brussels. Have you always been interested in global issues and wanted to volunteer, or is it recent? I have always been interested in global issues. As a matter of fact, when I was younger, I wanted to be a doctor/lawyer/teacher to be […]
After 4 years working in AIESEC in University of Antwerp I thought I knew everything that had to be known about our exchanges, I thought I knew what was going to happen, how I had to deal with the difficulties that might cross my path and I thought a cultural shock would never happen to me.
22nd of June, 10.30pm. It was exactly 24 hours before I was leaving our Belgian territory and started my AIESEC journey in Peru; it was 24 hours before the start of an experience which turned out to be a life-changing and – so far – the most beautiful adventure of my life. I felt every nerve in my body, I was super nervous.