Some budget planning advices

1. Change your currency before travelling 2. Bring along some USD in case anything happened 3. Never change the currency in airport unless you have none local currency with you upon arrival. 4. Try to understand the average daily expenses from the hosting party 5. Understand the cost covered by hosting party by asking them […]

Get a rough idea on your expenses

Do some research on the living expenses in Vietnam to get a rough idea of how much money you need to spend there. You could divide the money into food, accommodation, transportation, and entertainment categories. If you are on a tight budget, I would recommend you to choose those projects covered the food and accommodation. […]

Budget planning a daily routine

Months before going to Guangzhou, China, I gathered information relating to daily life expenses that may incur in the whole Global Volunteer via online (travel blogs), project booklet the hosting entity gave me and past Guangzhou EPs information. As I joined this GV together with a few friends from the same sending entity, we actually […]

My budget was well under control throughout my journey

Hi, my name is Fong Mun Oon and I volunteered to Romania. Some advice for those who wish to do budget planning before going for a GV is to do plenty of research beforehand; the more resources the better. I was using a few online sources (numbeo.com, expatistan.com) to figure out the estimated spending range […]

Hope – The Only Thing Stronger than Fear

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit back and think about it It’s easy to let fear conquer you, to let it keep you from doing things that you wish to do. Tan Wee Hui was fearful of many things. Meeting new people, going to new places, being alone. But by being a Global […]

Sometimes The Difference in Culture Thought Us to Strive for Better

We are living in a rich and vibrant multicultural world, so it’s great that you want to understand cultures other than your own. There are a few ways to do this and one of the best ways to experience and understand other cultures is to actually live among them. It might take a while to […]

A Leap of Faith, Away from my Comfort Zone

Global Volunteer AIESEC Malaysia

A shy and introverted girl who flew to Taiwan alone What would your first impression be on a Communications student? Extroverted? Lively? Energetic, and probably outspoken? Well, it wasn’t the case for Ong Chia Ping. She was reserved, shy and a rather quiet girl. Nobody would’ve expected her to just board a plane for a […]

Stronger in the Face of Challenges, With You

Alyssa Leong, a first year biomedical student from University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus embarked on a journey to Taiwan during her summer break in the month of July. A foreign country, with foreign people, and a more foreign environment. The first challenge Alyssa had to face was on communication. She’s never seen those people before-whom […]

The Power of Children that Changes You

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”. Dream Maker aims to remove the barrier of adversity, helping children living in a small province to be daring […]

Be A Proud Malaysian

I am a very detailed person and sometimes I really hate that of me because I would spend lots of time in making a choice. Well, I had to admit that I’ve spent around 3 months searching for the right project in AIESEC portal. At last, I decided to volunteer as summer camp helper in […]