Stevie's in The Philippines.
Andrew's in India.
Jess is working in the Czech Republic.
James is sharing his marketing skills with local people in Colombia.
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Jame Eder introduces the student organisation.
Amaneeta Shokur explains more about AIESEC and how she is involved.
Scheila came to Birmingham from Brazil on a student scheme run by AIESEC.
Profile of the country from BBC News.
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Capital: New Delhi
Major languages: Hindi, English and 17 other official
Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism,
Monetary unit: 1 Indian Rupee = 100 paise
Exports: Agricultural products, textiles, gems and
jewellery, software and technology, engineering goods, chemicals,
(pronounced "i-sek") stands for the Association
for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and
is the world's largest international student organisation
with 30,000 members in over 86 countries.
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I sit in my room surrounded by malaria tablets, mosquito nets and
a set of medical syringes I'm not sure how to feel about my forth-coming
trip to India. I've said for longer than I can remember that I want
to go to a country like India. However it has suddenly struck me
that I have no real perception of what a country like India actually
is. What do you think when you hear the word India? Karma, cows
in the street and Gandhi. None of these things give me much of a
feel for what to expect but might simply expose my ignorance.
going to India to work in a university in Delhi for AIESEC. AIESEC
is the world's largest student run organization, which facilitates
a work abroad programme.
a member of this organization in Birmingham and have been lucky
enough to be accepted onto an exchange programme where I can both
learn from the local committee in Delhi, and also share my experience
and skills. I expect it to be the ultimate exchange experience as
I will be living and interacting with local people every day.
family seems surprisingly calm about my trip, maybe they don't realize
how different it is going to be or maybe I am exaggerating the culture
shock I expect to find there. When the subject of vaccinations came
up, my mum said, "I wouldn't get any if I was going".
I didn't take her advice, but felt a little silly for worrying so
there's one thing that saves me from the nerves, it is the excitement.
I will be thrown into a new culture, where I expect to experience
a different way of life. I will try new food, live in a different
climate and meet such a huge variety of people, all of this at the
same time as doing something I really enjoy. I have spoken to people
who have been on similar exchanges and the knowledge they gain and
the stories they have are always something to be envious of. If
anything, it is the nerves and the not knowing what to expect that
is the source to my excitement and anticipation.
by Andrew Webster