“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Let’s face it, we all have goals and accomplishments that we want to achieve in life. Whether it be finding a good job, having enough money, or simply exploring the world, everybody probably has something they want to do on their bucket list. Unfortunately, there isn’t one ultimate method to ensure you complete everything that you want to do in life. But there is one option to consider that can hit a lot of everything you want to do while discovering yourself personally: going on an exchange abroad.
You might be wondering, why go on an international exchange? It can be costly or make you uncomfortable but the benefits far exceed the negatives. The greatest reason to go on an exchange abroad would be discovering yourself. Living in a completely different environment can be daunting but that’s where you truly find who you are. You’re forced to adapt by meeting new people, trying new foods, experiencing new cultures and so on. Through these journeys, you learn more about the world which helps you shape your perspectives for the future. It might be hard to fathom at the time but reflecting on it, a new experience is always worthwhile and helps you become a better person. For an upfront cost and stepping out of your comfort zone, you gain a wealth of experiences that can be used to shape your future for the better.
What Can You Do?
Considering the above, how can you go on an international exchange? AIESEC, the world’s largest youth-run organization, helps to facilitate these opportunities abroad and we want you to go on an exchange with us! If you’re interested in learning more about the volunteer and internship opportunities we have, check out this link to learn more!