You’ll get to experience personal development through a diverse and challenging environment. If let’s say moving out of our homes feels like a challenge, imagine traveling by yourself to a completely unfamiliar country. As scary as it may sound, being in a totally new environment gives young people like us the opportunity to grow into ourselves.
I remember loving this question as a kid, because it gave me a chance to flex my creative mind and say something shocking and funny that would make the adults laugh. An astronaut, a florist, an accountant (little did I know I would come to detest Maths with a passion) a Pokemon trainer!
I did not plan to do any volunteering abroad in my university life but somehow I just clicked on the project after I read through what’s the project is all about. I did not even consult with my parents beforehand and they only knew about it literally one week before the date I was supposed to fly to Cambodia because I was scared that they wouldn’t let me go.
Going for exchange made me understand and realising my capabilities better. Staying abroad for a few weeks made me think about those who are important to me. It made me think about what I want in my life, about what I can change in my current situation to make it better.
The project I volunteered in Korea is named CHANCE 5.0 by AIESEC HUFS ( Hankuk University Foreign Language). It is a project based on SDG 15 which is Life On Land. The reason I choose this project is because the other project in Korea are mainly focus on SDG 4 which is education. Besides, I also would like to voice up for the furry kiddo who are poor and needed for help.
experience! The exchange Participants from Korea, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and the US! During the first four weeks of my journey, I was appointed to be an English teacher in Hanxi Elementary School. It was an aboriginal school for Atayal tribe, in Yilan county of Taiwan.
Summer is coming to the end soon and let’s think about what we have learn from it. This summer break, Yew Yi Xuan went to Vietnam to volunteer herself in an education project called “Dream Maker”.