Category: India

My name is Samia, I am 22 years old, I am a fresh graduate.

Once I finished my studies I was just hoping for a life time experience, I was dreaming of something exciting and new.

Then I decided to join AIESEC and head to India for a community development internship. Yes, you read it right! It’s India, the Far East.

It was my first experience travelling abroad, on my own, to a country with a totally different culture.

It was one of the most amazing six weeks of my life that really can’t be forgotten.

Starting from the awesome friends I had from different nationalities, To visiting different places and doing different activities and having fun in them.

Beside to the personal skills I gained when travelling on my own.

It really is a life time experience that I would happily do again in a different place. That internship gave me a chance to discover places that I have never dreamt of visiting in my life.

” Samia Ramsis “

I went on an internship with AIESEC completely unaware of what was ahead of me.

Reality turned out to be very different from my expectations. I lived an unbelievable experience and not a day goes by since I came back where I don’t remember the great moments I had over there, I learned to be an independent accepting, decision-maker.

We did it all, we laughed, cried and best of all we traveled and saw things that were so different. We slept anywhere and everywhere, we ate anything and everything, and it felt great!

I became close to people who I now consider ‘family’, the situations we were placed in brought us closer, and I was even lucky enough to go home with most of the other interns.

We met people from different countries, with different backgrounds, of different religions and in no time we were traveling together and looking out for each other.

We traveled all around; we went from the snowing of the Himalayas to the extreme heat of the beaches.

It truly is ‘Incredible India’, and sometimes I wonder if I hadn’t decided to just take a chance and click on the AIESEC India link…guess I would have never known what I was going to be missing!

I would do it again in a heartbeat!

“Danya Abou Hashem”

   “In bed, scrambled with ideas, don’t really know where to start or what        to describe, it has been a really long day, but definitely an enjoyable  one. If the weeks to come were the same as this, then this will definitely be an experience I’ll never forget.”

These lines were taken from my diary while I was in India, it was the first day, and oh boy was it an experience I’ll never forget.

 “After spending 40 hours on a train to Goa, and 25 hours in Delhi airport, getting lost in Mumbai without my passport, barely enough money to keep me going and with little if any knowledge of Hindi, passing the Pakistani borders and back also without a passport, This picture says it all!” 😀

This was a facebook status that I wrote on my second week in India, and I think it pretty much gives a picture of the adventures I had in there, that if I were to describe it all, I’ll probably need a whole book to describe what I felt.

To sum it up, this trip changed a lot in me, it taught me to be independent, decision maker, but most importantly it gave me a whole new perspective.

I might not know what I want in the next 10 years or where I’ll be, but I do know that whatever may come in my way, I’m ready for it!

–          Ahmad Medhat