Vihanga on her exchange to Malaysia with AIESEC.
Read her testimonial below.
Volunteering with AIESEC leaves you speechless, then turns you in to a storyteller. I was always in love with adventures and trying to challenge my deepest fears. I decided to volunteer in Malaysia this summer, to move out of my comfort zone, to do something I have never done.
I knew the world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. I wanted to read more than a page, being an EP. So my chapter of the story started from that moment itself.
I met EPs from India, Pakistan, China, Vietnam, Kenya, Algeria, Cambodia, apart from the lovely Malaysians. During the week we focused on workshops, visiting schools, and a lot of activities.
The best memories were made during the trips, I made genuinely interesting friends from different nationalities. While travelling to different cities, and during the border run week to Singapore we all bacame like a family, sat down to share amazing stories, tasted different food, did shopping, got lost. We did all the crazy things together adding amazing pictures to our photo collections. Journey ended up with the Global Village.
This was the best summer of my life and meeting a lot of people, understanding them, experiencing different cultures, trying out new languages, respecting differences and sharing and caring. I believe this will help me throughout my career to be someone I wasn't before, who is more understanding and striving to be better.
I learned to face my fears, do small things in a great way. Departure was the hardest as we lived like a family, I had to go back where I started from but I knew it's not gonna be the same.
Volunteering with AIESEC is one of the best choices I have made in my life.
Well, the end is where you start from.
So, lose the fear of being lost, you might find yourself there.
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