Testimonials

AIESEC Experience

It was such a challenge learning about financial institutions, economics and banking in Japanese. My reports were in Japanese, as well as my presentations. It was such a struggle. But I believe that I learned a lot from it. It was a very precious experience!

-Tiffany Chua, Management Traineeship in Japan, Kyoto Shinkin

The whole experience opened me to a wider perspective. It really helped me develop a global mindset. I don’t think I’d have gotten that if I chose to do my internship in Manila.

-Andrea Padla, Development Traineeship in Indonesia, Inggil Foundation

More than learning new skills, making new friends and seeing more awesome things, going on exchange brought me to the realization that the world is smaller than we think it is but is infinitely more wondrous; that the individual is smaller and more insignificant than we think he is but is infinitely stronger. You don’t go on exchange to develop new skills, meet new friends and learn new languages. You go on exchange to develop a stronger and more independent sense of self.

-Judd Willis Vitente, Development Traineeship in Malaysia, Entrepreneurship & Youth – A Learning Network

Being strong and independent: the experience made me more street smart and more capable of handling myself. Flexibility and adaptability: the experience taught me that in life, it’s important to have those two characteristics. I mustn’t be afraid of change. I mustn’t be afraid of variation and adjustment. Being able to interact with different kinds of people with different cultures: with the barriers between countries being broken down by globalization, this is one thing that everyone should be capable of doing. I think especially for business majors like me, interacting and doing business with foreigners will be almost inevitable in my career.

Ezelle Nicole Sison, Development Traineeship in Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia – HIV/AIDS Initiative

Internship Country

Awesome awesome food like you wouldn’t believe. I got to visit a lot of companies that make traditional things so I got to learn how things are made (fans, tea leaves, kimonos, etc…). I got to meet a lot of new people and eat a lot of good food!
-TiffanyLaraine Chua, Management Traineeship in Japan, Kyoto Shinkin

Malaysia has a very diverse culture which makes it very interesting because you really do get  to meet people from different races and beliefs. I personally didn’t know anything about Malaysia when I got there besides the famous Petronas Towers, but when I was there I found myself braving train rides, walking on the streets and riding a bus to Singapore on a weekend. There’s so much to see in Malaysia!

-Celina Adele Buensuceso, Development Traineeship in Malaysia, Young Visionaries

1. Entirely Different Culture (Majority were Muslims so they were a lot more conservative than I was used to.)
2. Multi-racial Friends (Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Polish, Ukrainian)
3. Cross-Cultural Relationship Building
4. Lifetime Friendship

-Andrea Padla, Development Traineeship in Indonesia, Inggil Foundation

The food. Malaysian food is very, very spicy and very flavorful. Another nice thing about Malaysia is the hospitality of the people. Functionally, Malaysia is really nice because you won’t need a visa to get there, and since it is on the mainland, Malaysia is in very close proximity to other countries which makes for interesting cross-border opportunities.
– Judd Willis Vitente, Development Traineeship in Malaysia, Entrepreneurship & Youth – A Learning Network
1) I was with three of my closest friends!! It was so much fun to share the 7-week long adventure with them!
2) I was living in one house with my co-interns! It was a house with such diversity! Countries present: Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Scotland, Canada, Hong Kong, Belgium and Mexico!
3) Seeing the sights and traveling with friends!! Going around Singapore and around Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Penang, Melacca, etcetc!)
4) Getting to make new friends from all over the world!
-Ezelle Nicole Sison, Development Traineeship in Malaysia, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia – HIV/AIDS Initiative

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