"From the front of the class, the teacher perches from a podium on top of an elevated platform, overlooking a room filled wall to wall with a grid of tables. The prescribed style of education seemed to parallel this reality: a rigid system with a lacking emphasis on exploring creativity."
Why BTS winning a Billboard Music Award is so Important for the Youth of Today
The rise of Kpop group BTS is signifying a big change in the music industry and for Asian representation.
Finding Alternatives To The 457 Visa In The IT Industry
How can IT companies fill their talent gaps and drive growth in light of the 457 visa changes?
How To Use Your Savings Wisely When Travelling
Whilst you should experience as much as possible - you can definitely do it within a budget. Learn from my mistakes and my last excessive spending trip.
Making the Most of Your AIESEC Experience in Your CV and Interview
How do you put into words the benefits and challenges you've come across on your exchange overseas? If you're going on exchange, you should start thinking about these things now.
6 Weeks Until My Exchange. I’m Not Ready! HELP!
Are you travelling overseas this break? If these are your thoughts right now. Don’t worry, we’re here to help and guide you. It’s a daunting time with exams and studying to think about. Yet you’re going overseas right after it!
How Exchange Taught Me To Be More Understanding
When I first joined AIESEC in my second year of university, I used to joke around and tell everyone “I’m going to go to India for exchange!” The people around me I met would always laugh, because they knew how much of a princess I was.
8 Simple Ways You Can Save Money (So You Can Travel The World)
We all know that being a student means we must live the frugal life; all those Uni lunches, coffee and transportation really adds up. But what if I told you that saving enough money to go travelling during semester breaks is actually possible? Here are a few tips to get you started!
12 Reasons Why You Need To Go On Exchange ASAP
Don’t wait until you’re a full time employee/ employer with a 20 day paid leave to get you away from your stressful life. We have freedom now, so why not use it while we can?
5 Reasons Why You Should Go On Exchange In Winter
For starters, spending my four-week break full of catching up with friends, a bit of part-time work on the side and learning trying to drive isnt that different to what I would normally be doing during uni anyway. So why shouldn't it be that bit more interesting than normal
Day In The Life As An Indian Local
Life in India can be hectic, or it can be easy going. See if the dangers and worries you have about travelling to India are true!
Which Type of Uni Student Will You Be In 2017?
Not gonna lie - despite being in 4th Year Uni, I personally got "First Year Keenbean"... no shame. Which one are you?
Top 5 Southeast Asian Food Experiences You Need to Try!
Southeast Asia - home to some of the most amazing and flavoursome dishes in the world
12 Foods You Need To Try In Taiwan
Taiwan has mastered the form of street art in the culinary sphere, known for its big range of delicious small eats. Here are some of the foods you must not miss if you're travelling to the sweet potato shaped island.
Cheap Things To Do in Ten Indian Cities (North/ West India)
Some of the cities my friends and I went to during our seven weeks in India. Most of these trips were short 1-2 day trips and I did fly a lot, but bus/train travel is also relatively affordable.
5 Reasons Why You Should Travel When You're Young
For starters, you probably won’t have time to travel as much after you’ve graduated and you're doing the full 9-5 job with 20 days leave.
5 Ways Hiring Millennials Can Transform Your Start-Up
The value of Millennials and how hiring them can transform your start-up.
Can Going Overseas Really Spark Your Entrepreneurial Spirit?
Traveling is wonderful thing, it gives the opportunity to see a new culture, try local food and meet interesting people. But beyond simply eating food and seeing sights, there are other ways travelling can spark the imagination - like a business idea.
Unexpected People You Meet Overseas
You never know when a random conversation with a yogi on a bus (in India) leads you to an invitation to their house three hours later. Or booking the same taxi driver three times.
Another List of Tips About Travelling….Only Without The Mandatory Selfie
So you finally did it, made that choice to go overseas on exchange. Before you go, here are few ways to take this opportunity and get the most out of it.
How To Find A Project You're Passionate About
When you're looking for a volunteer or internship opportuntiy, find something that aligns with you. Don't choose any random project which seems "easy", instead, challenge yourself and do something you love.
What I Regretted About My First Semester of Uni
Already feeling the stress of returning to university, I reflected on my first semester regrets, and things that held me back.
The Struggles of Returning from Exchange
Whether we travel to lose ourselves or travel to find ourselves, there are always mixed feelings when returning home from exchange.
Women’s Rights: The ‘Right’ Way
When I was younger, I thought geography alone would create similar views and values in different countries for issues such as gender equality. It wasn’t until I spent two months in Colombia on an AIESEC exchange that I realised how wrong I could be.
Women In Leadership - What Can We Do?
This International Women's Day, Monica Luo, CEO of AIESEC in Australia, reflects on women in leadership and what we can do as youth to break the glass ceiling.
How to Live Like a Local in Vietnam
Spending almost 2 months in Vietnam meant that I could go beyond just being a tourist, allowing me to live like a local. It was these moments which helped me learn the most about the country in its purest and most raw form.
Behind the Scenes of an AIESEC Exchange
Find out what are the most satisfying things when being mentor in facilitating exchanges in AIESEC
How We All Ended Up Joining the Largest Youth Run Organisation in the World
When I first found out that AIESEC in Melbourne was recruiting, it was 3 hours before the application was due. Realising that my first semester of University practically only consisted of eating, sleeping, and classes, I decided to apply with the mentality of enriching my university experience.
5 Ways to Get Ahead in Uni
With uni just around the corner how will you make your mark in 2017 and get ahead of the game? Let's explore 5 ways you can follow to start the semester off with a bang, and to keep your head in the game as you venture deeper through the weeks. Quick fixes either don't last or don't work, so how can you become more disciplined, organised, and successful?
What it’s Like to be Part of the Largest Youth Run Organisation in the World
When I first joined AIESEC, I had no idea that I was joining something so much bigger than myself. What I thought would be “just another uni club” turned out to be an organisation present in over 124 different countries and territories. Aside from being overwhelmed, I guess it was pretty cool to be able to say that I was a part of the largest youth run organisation in the world.
Making a (Lunar) New Year’s Resolution that Counts
New year, new me... Lunar New Year's Resolutions count too, right?
NSW YouthSpeak Forum 2016 Report
The NSW YouthSpeak Forum 2016 occurred on the 12th of August attended by an enthusiastic crowd of 70 individuals, curious as to how they could create purposeful action within their lives and the communities around them. It was an afternoon of engagement and collaboration between delegates and professionals, which would hopefully inspire the current “Generation of Purpose” to find their destiny, their purpose.
Why Volunteering Overseas After My Exams Was The Best Decision Of My Life
Every summer comes with the dilemma of what I should do over the break... work? study? travel?
Why You Should Only Spend Your Money On Experiences
You're not paying for a plane ticket, accommodation or travel insurance. What you're really paying for is an adventure in a country you don't know. Because as cheesy as it sounds - experiences are priceless. And they will add more value to your life more than anything else can.
How Exchange Changed The Way I See The World (And Myself)
At the end of the day, it’s all because of this experience that truly recognised that the way I think, the decisions I make, and the actions I take, are all choices I make. My life really is all about calling and making my own shots.
Three things I learnt about working in a team from six different countries
One of the things that I was really excited were the colleagues that I would be working with at my international working placement. This was the first time that I've truly seen so many cultures work together for an extended period of time. It's safe to say that I was never bored and was in an environment of continuous learning. Here are three of my learnings during my three months working in this diverse team.
Conquering my fears: From Sydney to Taipei
I had long convinced myself that I couldn't spend six weeks in a foreign country, that it would be too much for me. But one decision changed my whole outlook and allowed me to transform that fear into something incredible.
How I convinced my parents to let me go on exchange
Before my exchange, I didn't realise that convincing my parents would be one of the toughest things I had to do. Here are the five things I told my parents to convince them to let me volunteer abroad with AIESEC.
Preparing for the workforce: 3 tips to make the most out of your practical experiences
Moving in the workforce, it’s clear that practical experience is not just a bonus to the resume, but a necessity to help you thrive. But with so many opportunities out there, the biggest question becomes: How do I make sure I’m choosing the right experiences and making the most out of it?
Four tips to help you get approved!
Looks like you’ve applied to projects already, that’s awesome! Did you know October is the month most of our participants get approved for their summer projects? To increase your chance of being approved, here’s some helpful tips!
Education is powerful, but not in a way I expected
My experience in Vietnam opened my eyes to a whole new perspective about the role of education in social progress. To me now, Mr Mandela’s statement remains as relevant and meaningful as ever before.
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