members are close to home, running our Summer Exchange Centre in
Birmingham. Some are further afield - Stevie
Cameron's in the Philippines,
Jessica Rudkin's in the Czech Republic, Andrew
Webster's in India and I'm in Colombia.
the next few months, we hope to share the stories, expectations
and experiences from our varying summer placements here on the BBC
Birmingham website - use the links in the left hand blue margin
to follow our progress.
travelling to the Philippines, Czech Republic and India are participating
in a programme called the Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development.
Andrew and Stevie (on the right) at AIESEC's UK conference with
core work is to encourage cultural understanding through an exchange
of students from around the world, organising global work placements,
as well as promoting corporate social responsibility in firms.
concept of the programme is to give AIESEC members global experience,
working with local AIESEC committees sharing knowledge and best
practices, learning along the way about the different cultures.
(There are AIESEC organisationsin 86 countries worldwide.)
going to Colombia on a different programme for students entering
their third year at University.
Eder on the metro in the Philippines
be working with a foundation for the Development of the Child, the
Family and the Community. I'll be sharing my skills in marketing
and fund-raising for the benefit of this charity.
been on overseas placements before - in this photo (right) I'm squashed
onto the metro in Phillipines.
placements range for 6 - 10 weeks and promise to be very individual
experiences. We look forward to sharing them with you.
James' diary »
Stevie's diary »
Andrew's diary »
Jess's diary »