Testimonial from LAU student Mou’nes Shibly who went on an internship to the UK in summer 2011:
I’m Mou’nes Al-Shibly studying at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Majoring in Marketing and Double Minoring in Advertising & Radio/TV/film. I’ve been an
Exchange Participant with AIESEC for the past 3 months, and had the opportunity to be exchanged for a Management internship in London .
I went for 1 month; it was my first time in Europe. Just walking and looking around the buildings and people fascinated me and made me feel as if I’m in a movie. I got to understand the culture and the diversity between people and my culture, met lots of nationalities and learned lots of interesting things and gained the professional experience that I’ve always wanted to have .
While I was there, I realized how people cooperate and saw what Western countries think about Arab countries. I loved how people there share these characteristics and traits: Equality, abiding law, respect to others , respect for time ( appointments) , respect for the word they say .
I’ve learned lots of new things that improved my professional knowledge, my acceptance of others and different things around me; and the way I think. And all the thanks goes to AIESEC for opening this door for me.
I thought of sharing this with all the AIESEC’ers around the world and trying to help people know more about AIESEC and get the chance to have the safe experience and improve themselves more .
Testimonial from AUB student Marc Dib who went on an internship to Poland in summer 2011:
It’s not easy to tell you about my internship with AIESEC in Poland. It’s not easy to describe something almost perfect. In 6 weeks, I learned so many things in so many domains: From working with children, to living with people from all around the globe, to staying in such an amazing city (Krakow) full of great places to visit and to party with wonderful Polish AIESECers taking care of me. I have been on many trips in my life, but what I loved about this particular one is that I managed to mix extreme fun with a beautiful sense of helping and assisting people in need while leaving a trace behind me. Not forgetting the social aspect of the trip which made me understand much deeper the culture and traditions of more than 20 countries making friends from all the continents and feeling that the world is such a small yet diversified and rich place.
Testimonial from 3 AUB and Sagesse students Talar Mekhitarian, Jad Moukalled & Eliesh Sahyoun who went on an internship to India in Winter 2012:
As activist, our role is to communicate basic knowledge to these children, entertain them, develop their competencies and push them to come back every day to the centre. To achieve such objectives, we scheduled a daily working program, in which different areas are being included; arts and crafts, dance, English courses, sports, math, health awareness campaigns…
Despite the good moments, we experienced some tough situations with the kids. Due to their cruel life situation and chloroform addiction, some clashes happened but solved on the spot with the help of Sunil and the other teachers.
Finally, this experience gave us the opportunity to discover the real Indian culture, to face a brutal reality of this world, to interact with kids that live in difficult situations and to gain maturity in dealing with such circumstances. We are grateful for the opportunity given to us by AIESEC to help these kids have a better life even for a short period of time.
Pictures from AUB and LAU and Sagesse Exchange Partipants who went on an internship to India in Winter 2012: