As an organization, our aim is to improve the lives of young people around the world by putting them in situations that will help them improve as individuals while leaving a lasting impact in our world.
Volunteering with AIESEC is a life changing experience, and over the years we have successfully facilitated over a million cross-cultural exchanges. Without much ado, below are 2 reasons how volunteering abroad this summer can align with your goals and aspirations.
1. Becoming a World Citizen
In the 21st century, it’s impossible to truly become a global individual without experiencing various cultures. AIESEC affords you the opportunity to volunteer in over 100 countries and territories across the world.
This means that you can volunteer in a country where the locals speak a different language from what you understand, eat interesting and honestly strange dishes and act very differently from you. In most cases, they’ll have customs and traditions that are entirely new to you. When you volunteer with AIESEC, you can be sure that your experience will be dependent on your ability to understand and adapt to new environments. After all, learning to adapt to different cultures is necessary to succeed in today’s world.
2. Expanding Your Network
There’s a popular saying that says, “Your Network is your Net Worth.” When you volunteer abroad with AIESEC you’ll come across a myriad of young, like-minded individuals with the willingness to be different and blaze their own trails.
It really doesn’t matter what you do, in a few years from now you can be rest assured that you’ll find an AIESECer that’s just as driven about your cause as you are.Volunteering with AIESEC gives you access to some of the most extraordinary individuals of our generation.
After all is said and done, we hope these few tips help you understand how volunteering abroad can contribute to your development. Apply at aiesec.org to discover how you can contribute to yourself.