Name: Anna Deng
Expected Graduation Year: 2014
Anna Deng, a member of AIESEC Baruch, worked abroad in Budapest this past summer. She volunteered to be a part of GlobeKids, an organization that enables people to strive for a better world and strengthens cultural understanding while improving their own abilities. As a trainee, Anna worked with kids in Budapest in order to directly impact tomorrow’s society. GlobeKids makes it a mission that trainees can discover the heart of Europe and build life-long friendships with other trainees all around the world.
Q. What compelled you to seek a work abroad experience?
A. I really wanted to experience another culture besides American culture, and the opportunity presented to me by AIESEC Baruch almost seemed too good to be true. It’s always great to meet new people and working abroad seemed like a wonderful way to broaden my horizons and expand my perspectives.
Q. How did your experience change your view of the world?
A. My view of the world was changed drastically through my experience. I realized that there’s so much more to the world than just my own personal life. There are differences between cultures which need to be respected and accepted. I learned so much about another environment and by experiencing it first-hand, put a huge impact on my life.
Q. What did you enjoy most about your work abroad experience?
A. The thing I enjoyed most about my work abroad experience was that I was able to meet so many people from different parts of the world. It was not only locals that I met, which was awesome in itself, but meeting other interns who were just like me, working abroad, but from so many different countries. I was able to meet young adults from Ireland, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, and many more. Learning about their culture and hearing their opinions and ideals, as well as sharing my own, is something I will appreciate and remember for the rest of my life.
If you want to see what it’s like to work overseas or have questions about our Center’s exclusive travel grant, stop by the Weissman Center or call us at 646-312-2070 to schedule an appointment to speak to our Work Abroad Coordinator.