Inspired to try something new and search for a way to work abroad. In Fall 2010, I found a friendly organization who could help this become a reality. This is a blog about the experience of an AIESECer from Laurier.
During my time in Kenya, I was highly encouraged to attend a conference called "EuroCo" during midterms in October. This 7 day conference is reserved for Local Committee President's, and led by highly engaged AIESEC country presidents. Rather than just squeeze in for the 7 day conference, I went for 13 days, and attended the AIESEC Prague (praha) local committee induction conference.
No midterm could provide as valuable a learning experience, ever.
(again, if the video says error, youtube fail, just adjust the resolution)
I swear I didn't just drink beer and dance the whole time I was in Czech. Though it was very common.
After finishing up the India adventure, I found myself drawn to stop over in Oman. If India is a speedboat, Oman was a canoe, the lifestyle was very relaxed.
(if the video shows an error, try in a 480 p rather than 360 p)
6 months before landing in Oman, I honestly knew "I will probably never go to Oman".
Have you ever doubted a country before?
Life lesson: There are two paths, what you plan and what you do.
There is so much more to travelling than getting from point A to point B. There is so much more to working abroad than the 9 - 5 (or 8-2). India was an adventure, here are some of the little moments that made it unforgettable.
For all those heading to India, particularly Sarah Hummel and Chungsoon Haw, I wish you the best adventure you can find.