Vacations are one of the most awaited events for a student. Nothing but only a dose of vacation can help you get over all the stressful stuffs that happened the last semester. And this summer vacation, I thought of doing something out of the box. With an aim to bring an impact in the society and develop myself as a being, and of course to explore a new and wonderful place, I applied for an AIESEC Global Exchange Program to Egypt. Egyptian Civilization is the mother of all the civilizations. It is the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids of Giza. Plus, AIESEC in Egypt had loads of job opening in social sector. With all this in mind, I applied for a project called Educulture, to teach English to the refugee kids from war torn countries like Syria and South Sudan. Tadamon Council was the NGO I was supposed to work for.
Six weeks is not too long but if you know how to appreciate every single moment like I did in my trip, you can have a perfect time ever in your life. Living with strangers, taking care of each other as a family, working with all your passion, travelling with friends, no plan prepared, having fun all day long and falling in love with a great guy in his country... that’s my life in Egypt. There are also some unavoidable problems but you know, shit always happen, this is the way you learn how to deal with it and enjoy your time as much as you can.
Now, I know that I have so many homes away from home and so many friends all over the world, that I’m sure I’ll have acquaintances in almost half of the world! Chinese, Australian, Indian, Mexican, Swiss, Indonesian, Brazilian, Italian, Serbian, Portuguese, Turkish, English, Egyptian, ah! The list is never ending. This trip gave me friends whom I’m never going to forget and people I’m going to be with for the rest of my life.
There are people who just talk about making an impact and do nothing about it. But here in AIESEC, you actually get a chance to do something which can change others life and most importantly, your own life, and, in true terms gives you a chance to make an impact in society. I have had my share of fun and experience which I’m going to speak about for the rest of my life. I urge each and every student to go on a Global Exchange Program, and trust me, the experience, the fun and all the memories that lies ahead are good enough to be cherished for the rest of your life.
“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”