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 47 days journey in China

I couldn’t remember the weather when I first landed in Anyang, China, but I remember how my heart was racing and how clammy my palms were. So far from home, yet I was thrilled towards what awaited me in the coming 47 days of my global volunteer journey in China.   First stop, Anyang Anyang […]

My Life-Changing Experience in China

I volunteered at Mount Yun Qiu, China last summer for 6 weeks and had the biggest lesson on life there. When I applied for this project called “Turn Hands Over”, I only knew it was on organic farming and hence did not hold high expectations towards it. But the experience of what happened when I […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Go Volunteer Abroad

You might have the thought of going abroad to travel, study, or work. Sure, you do would like to travel over the world and experience new things. Have you ever think of travel through volunteering? Sometimes people might question on “Why should I go abroad when I could volunteer in my home country” or etc, […]

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 […]

Moments in China

“I was so sad to leave.” This was what went through her mind before leaving. Going for an exchange changes you. Before you start, you worry about how you’ll fit in, what problems you’ll face, what kind of people you’ll meet, and so on… Worries, worries, and more worries. Beatrice Wong, an actuarial science student […]

Experiencing is Believing

“They say the people there are rude, the city is dangerous, the place is dirty that I have to use public toilets without doors!” On the 25th of June, she went to China for her Global Volunteer exchange. Amirah Afrina binti Azman, a French major from Universiti Putra Malaysia, decided to go ahead despite many […]

A Life Realising Journey in China

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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. I built new relationships […]

Unexpected Discovery of Treasure in China

There seemed to be something special about Mehran when we first met. That curly haired guy always sported a gentle smile. Mehran, who had an air of innocence around him was a fellow volunteer for the Special Care (SC) project. Hailing all the way from Iran, he was very curious about foreign cultures and easily […]

Same Country, Different World

In AIESEC, we believe in developing leadership through practical experiences in challenging environment, and we do this by delivering cross-cultural exchanges. We have created thousands of stories ever since we started in Malaysia 50 years ago. Here’s just one of them.  Li Jie enjoyed her first exchange so much she decided to go for a […]