My name is Victoria Lin and I went on exchange to Budapest, Hungary through AIESEC’s Global volunteer program. AIESEC connected me with 12 friends from 8 countries, who quickly became my family.
I worked in a kindergarten, specifically with a class of nineteen 5-6 year olds.
I lived in a college dorm with two girls not from AIESEC. I also had friends who lived at the school they worked at, or were in a host family.
AIESEC allows you to have “access” to so many different, unique, and cool people. I went in not knowing anyone, but I left with 12 really great friendships, and I know I’ll always have a home in their countries.
By going on an AIESEC exchange, we’re given an unbelievable opportunity to not only travel to a new country, but to be immersed in a new culture, and to see what the daily life is.