9 Reasons Why You Should Be A Global Teaching Fellow | Game of Thrones Edition

What is it like to be a teacher? We have always heard people say, “Teaching is the noblest of all professions!”. Why so?

Teaching is more than just instructing what is given in texts and books. It is a process of imparting knowledge and information at the same time offering an inerasable impact through guidance and change.

What if you had the opportunity to teach? An opportunity that makes you a pioneer individual in our process of creating a new generation of young teachers to combat educational inequity is something that cannot be easily ignored.

AIESEC India is providing a rare opportunity of a completely sponsored international teaching opportunity for two fellows that enjoy teaching, and want to learn in a new environment. And while the lookout for the same is on, we are here with more reasons that illustrate why YOU should be taking up this opportunity in a classic ‘Game of Thrones’ manner.

 

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#1 It’s now or never

Now is the time you have. Instead of wasting it away falling for the belief that goodness will eventually be yours, you should aim out of the ballpark. In fact, days are numbered, obviously. If you have dreamt of being a significant change maker on this planet, then you must start now and this is something you could start with. Start young!

 

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#2 Strike a noble profession off your bucket-list

As mentioned before, teaching is a noble profession. It takes a high level of selflessness to take a responsibility such as teaching and supporting a weak learner.

 

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#3 Pick up a new skill or two

While participating in the fellowship, you will find several occasions where you will witness new processes and ways of work you were not familiar to earlier. Learn new work tips and tricks – this could be something as simple as maintaining log books or making administrative decisions. These new skills may have the potential to serve you for a lifetime.

 

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#4 Become independent

Most of the Indian youth tends to be overly dependent on their parents’ resources. Although it is seen as a matter of parental care and support, it is important to fill one’s own big shoes. A global fellowship will be a perfect chance for you to become more independent and responsible.

 

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#5 Treat yourself to travel, tastes and traditions

Most of the times, work puts a full stop to relaxing holidays and stress-buster breaks. What if the two can be combined? If the excitement of a new place, its people, history and heritage can complement a work opportunity it hosts, work will no longer be taxing. Visit new places and taste all that you have never heard of!

 

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#6 Challenge yourself

A brand new environment may not be the most comfortable surrounding to settle down in. However, it is the little challenges that gets you going. Stepping out of the comfort zone has always proved to be a forte helping one shed shyness, become self-confident and face each day in a better manner. Hence, challenges become a sandbox for learning and improvising.

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#7 Teach and learn at the same time

It is only in the profession of teaching does one come across interesting learners that end up teaching something new in their process of learning. There are different types of learners, each with abilities of various degrees. It is while spending time with a variety of unique learners that one learns new things about people as well as oneself.

 

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#8 Build an appealing curriculum vitae

Pre-métier experiences help you align yourself to the path of your dream job. They are a trial ground that enables you to get your basics right. The fellowship program will highlight the experience column in your CV, enhancing it in a suitable manner. It will project your intentions and help you make the best out of it for the future.

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#10 Discover your self-worth

A step towards something as fine as a global youth fellowship is a sign of the burning desire to walk the talk. Understand the power of the attitude you hold towards yourself. Rely upon and trust your own feelings because this opportunity will remind you of what you are truly worth.

 

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In order to overcome problems faced by and in the educational sector, there is a need for collaborative action among governments, international organizations, corporations, universities and NGOs. This calls for fostering strong leadership, creativity and purpose in young individuals.

 

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The Youth Global Fellowship Program answers the above issue and you could be one of the two fellows that can win a sponsored fellowship abroad. For more details, visit http://youthglobalfellow.aiesec.in

 

Ready to take the throne?

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Be a global leader, in the truest sense.

The Unique Benefits of Volunteering Abroad

Lately there have been countless discussions about the benefits of volunteering and about the benefits of traveling. But what happens when you put the two of them together? What happens when you don’t only travel but you dive into a new culture? When you have to work with volunteers from 10 or 20 different countries?

Well, this kind of experience doesn’t offer you just a random range of benefits but it changes you fundamentally. It challenges you and it makes you strive to be at your best.

So what exactly makes these volunteering abroad experiences so unique?

While volunteering, you will face events that will challenge your mindset

An internship abroad will give you the chance to travel to new places, make new friends, make new memories and learn new skills. But it also challenges you; it teaches you first hand what intercultural communication really is; it will challenge your mindset and it will help you become more open minded and more culturally aware.

“I’ve worked on the project with people from Ukraine, Russia, Bahrain, Poland, Egypt, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina, Germany and USA. I now feel that student exchange programs are crucial in getting to know so many different nationalities at once. It’s never too late to learn new things. The awesome experience has just taught me that life is not all about yourself, it’s about you in a society and how you adapt to it.”  – Jaya, on her internship in Ukraine

Volunteering abroad changes you because it gives you the chance to change others

The volunteering internships that AIESEC is providing are focused on solving particular issues in society, such as: cultural education, environment, cultural understanding or career development. This means that in most cases interns work with children or with students, and they have a chance to impact their life either directly in the short-term, or long-term, providing them with the skills and knowledge to be more successful.

Raluca was a volunteer in Poland. She says that: “this experience is about stepping out your comfort zone; about being crazy and letting go of what others think about you; about leaving a mark on some people’s lives. I wasn’t sure that I would be able to do this. To be that person that changes lives. But one day, during the last moments we had in one of the schools, the teachers came to us and told us: “You don’t know what an impact you had on these kids. You changed their lives.”

But we must admit there is one downside of volunteering abroad: it’s addictive.

Mihaela, who volunteered this autumn in Ghana, says that “now I’m even hungrier for adrenaline and adventure so I can’t wait to see what the future will bring regarding any new internship.”

 

AIESEC provides over 26,000 young people with the chance to go abroad each year. If you are looking to go on an internship or volunteer experience abroad, please go to opportunities.aiesec.org and check out all our available opportunities.