Updates from AIESEC US, LCs and a trainee testimonial!
AIESEC US: Creating Cultural Understanding and Cooperation between the U.S. and the Arab World
by Carly Lewis, Executive Director, AIESEC United States
One of the most important aspects of AIESEC is the opportunity to contribute to increasing cultural understanding and cooperation between parts of the world where it is needed most. To this end, and influenced greatly by the events of 9/11, AIESEC U.S. started the Salaam Program in 2003 with the intent of increasing exchange between the U.S., Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, and the UAE. Since then, AIESEC has created more than 150 internships which directly contribute to breaking down misunderstandings between the U.S. and the Arab world. Now, as we have received an additional grant from the Department of State for $350,000, we are expanding the program again to include exchanges with Bahrain, Qatar and Oman. Our goal is to do an additional 60 exchanges by the summer of 2009 between the
Holly Brekken (AIESEC St. Cloud LCP, 2004) said of her Salaam exchange in
AIESEC US is looking for alumni who may be interested in taking trainees from the Salaam program at their company in the coming year. If you are interested, please contact Kyle Schneider (KyleS@aiesecus.org). '
by John Davis, AIESEC Michigan LCP
“I have been in AIESEC for about two years now and I can say with confidence that currently we are having the most exciting, productive, and successful year in AIESEC Michigan that I have ever seen.
One of our greatest accomplishments has been the growth in the last year. We went from sending about 6 people abroad in 2006, to sending 27 in 2007; and, currently, we have recruited about 100 people to go on an exchange for this summer. We have high expectations for exchange this year and I know that with the combined talent in the LC, we can do this. We are continuing to work on a China-specific recruitment, and plan to lead the country in sending people abroad in 2008!
Another amazing accomplishment that we have worked tirelessly for is member recruitment and campus recognition. This year we increased our member recruitment efforts…and had the most successful
It has been an amazing year; we have gone from a small LC doing minor things to a mid-sized-large LC leading the country and being an example of what AIESEC’ers can do when they work hard and are dedicated to the mission and vision of this amazing organization. We are continuing to set and achieve high goals and by the end of 2008 AIESEC Michigan will be an unstoppable force on campus and in AIESEC; I look forward to the challenges and achievements on the road ahead!”
AIESEC Ohio State
by Adriana Babic, AIESEC Ohio State LCP
by Guo Ziao, trainee with Deloitte