Home to one of the seven wonders of the world (Mighty Victoria falls), is a beautiful tropical country called Zambia, it is located in Southern Central Africa and has about 14 Million inhabitants of which I am one of them. I am of the bantu speaking tribes that settled in the Northern part of the country after been defeated in war, but that is a long story all together about how it all went down and my fore fathers had to give up the fight (grab me aside and I will narrate the fights). However I am now living in Zambia´s capital city called Lusaka.
Originally, I’m from the capital area of Finland, but the Baltic Sea Archipelago is where I feel at home. Most of my extra time I like to spend by the sea, and I absolutely hate living inland. Despite my love for the salt water, I didn’t become a pirate, but moved to Skåne to study Global Politics.
My AIESEC story is perhaps a more unusual one – it began with the desire to go on a volunteer internship and is now both that and a leadership position as the Vice President of Outgoing Exchange. Although first inspired by a combination of wanderlust and my studies in International Development, AIESEC has now become a extremely meaningful part of my life.
An AIESEC summer in Greece
I wanted to do something different this summer; go somewhere I haven’t been before, meet new people from all over the world and make a positive change. This is why I decided to spend my summer as a volunteer with AIESEC. Through AIESEC I found a great project, working with a girls’ orphanage as an English & Dance Teacher, and this is how I spent my summer in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Six months ago I didn’t know AIESEC existed, and I probably still wouldn’t if it wasn’t for my sister. As students in Lund, last year we where both thinking about internships and so we, or well she, found out about AIESEC. I had decided early in the fall that I would spend the spring term doing something that wasn’t studying. I needed to get out of that bubble and into another reality, and I sure did!
Global Citizen Testimonial
I decided to do an AIESEC Global Citizen internship because I wanted to do something different for the summer. AIESEC could offer me with chance to travel, gain professional experience, meet new people, and have an impact on society, which is exactly what I wanted. For my exchange, I went to Thessaloniki in Greece.
What is the Future Leaders program?
AIESEC’s Future Leaders program is an on campus learning and development platform created by students, for students. While gaining your degree you can also gain professional experience by volunteering with AIESEC in Lund. As part of this program students will work behind-the-scenes of the world’s largest student-run organisation.