SEPTEMBER EXCHANGE NEWSLETTER
POWERED BY AIESEC IN MALAYSIA, UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
ONE OF THE LARGEST YOUTH PLATFORMS THAT PROVIDES GLOBAL EXPERIENCES IS PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY
WHAT IS GLOBAL CITIZEN?
The experience lasts for 6 weeks or more. During the exchange, basic living support such as accommodation and food are often being provided.
What are you waiting for?
Step out of your comfort zone and grasp this life changing opportunity.
LET'S LISTEN TO THE PARTICIPANT'S GLOBAL CITIZEN STORIES
For example, I realized that there is still room of improvement for my communication skills. Even though the other people and I can communicate in English, there are still times that we do not understand each other. For a same English word, it might have different meanings in different countries. Thus, we have to be understanding about the difference among each nation and learn how to communicate more effectively with people from different backgrounds.
CULTURAL DIFFERENCEThe cultural difference is the most interesting part in my 6 weeks exchange. I learnt more about the language, culture and history of countries like Taiwan and Czech Republic. By having more understanding towards the countries and people there, I can better adapt myself to the culture shock I experienced in Taiwan, accept the difference and enjoy my life in Taiwan.
The world is so big that there are still many things awaiting us to discover and experience. We shouldn't just live with our own and forget how other nations are moving in the other parts of the world. It is time to learn to understand the difference and uniqueness in each other and get ourselves improved.
As the project I have participated is a small project and there are only two Exchange Participants. Thus, I did not learn much about team leadership. Instead, I learnt more on how to lead myself well in my everyday's life and work in Taiwan. After these 6 weeks, I learnt that before we are able to lead a team of people, we must first learn how to lead ourselves and always LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
"A journey of thousand miles starts in front of your feet" and it is time to start creating your journey of thousand miles now!
Global Citizen Participant
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
EXCITING PROJECTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU
Promote cross-cultural understanding by acknowledging differences, and showcase local tradition to generate cross-cultural learning dialogues.
Provide access to basic education for underprivileged individuals and communities to overcome illiteracy.
Promote and participate in sustainable development projects including energy, pollution, climate change, and more.
WHAT IS GLOBAL TALENT?
So, now is the time for you to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself into developing your personal and professional capabilities to prove that you are competent not only in local, but also in global!!!
THANK YOU AND STAY CONNECTED
AIESEC IN MALAYSIA, UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
"Peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential"
For inquires, please contact:
Chor Choon Seng
Vice President of Outgoing Exchange
Global Citizen Programme
Nur Amalina Binti Mohd Farid Woo
Director of Outgoing Exchange
Global Talent Programme