Wednesday December 2, 2015, 1:30 pm, I took a flight to Brazil, a country that would witness my personal growth for the next eight weeks.
For a long time I had searched for this word – change – and what led me to look for it was just another word – routine. I had already worked for a year in a private company in Nicaragua, and although everything seemed to go well, I was not feeling well, I was restless, I was looking for new experiences. So, I applied to the international volunteering program of AIESEC, the world largest international youth-led organization.
3. Strengthen Your Social Ties
Being a volunteer translates into coexistence, respect, and communication, you will meet many people, and if volunteering is abroad you will have to interact with people from different parts of the world. I have met many young activists from numerous countries, their testimonies, admirable anecdotes and background a truly a source of inspiration.
4. Meet People With Similar Interests
What do you and your friends have in common? Interests, tastes, preferences? How about the same goal, the same cause? During my experience as a volunteer, it was exhilarating to know that there were so many social change leader, leaving a grain of hope in the projects they undertook. Knowing that they are still there, somewhere, cheering hearts and advocating for change, motivates me even more.
5. Finding Purpose in Life
It may sound a bit cliche, but in addition to friends and family, there is a reason why you are now reading this… don´t you think? Only new challenges, relationships, and experiences will make us rethink a question so simple and complex at the same time, what is our purpose?