AIESEC Strathmore attracts more international students - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

International

AIESEC Strathmore attracts more international students

AIESEC Strathmore University chapter is hosting a group of international students in a month-long programme that will see the visiting students engage in several community development activities.

The Strathmore chapter has been increasingly welcoming students from across the world as part of the AIESEC international exchange programme that allows students to interact and engage with other students from different countries.

 

“On average, we bring about 80 students into the country every year. Majority of them come from China and the rest from Europe and other parts of Africa,” says Jared Mwanzo, the chapter President.

“In the last one week, we have brought in six interns: two from Botswana, another two from Canada, one from Finland and one from China,” adds Sumeya Ahmed, one of the officials at AIESEC Strathmore.

AIESEC is a global youth organization that develops leadership capabilities through their internal leadership programs. It also engages students and graduates in international student exchange and internship programs for profit and non-profit organizations.

In Kenya, AIESEC is in 11 universities, Strathmore and University of Nairobi chapters being some of the more active.

A Chinese law student, Diao WenZhuo, explained that her main mission was to come to Kenya for a change of scenery and to relax.

“I love it here. It is a great place to relax. There is no stress or pressure,” she said.

Giovanni Lanni, a photography student in Canada, explains the benefits of being an AIESEC member.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I have always wanted to travel to Africa and see the wildlife. AIESEC made it so easy for me to do so,” says Giovanni.

Jared further explains what it takes to be an AIESECer.

“One must at least be a short- term member of AIESEC in order to get involved in exchange programs. This means that one must undergo a cultural preparation seminar in order to avoid culture shock when they travel to other countries.”

Another Canadian intern, Melisa Lavoie, says she is passionate about children.

“Through AIESEC, I have been able to come and help the less privileged. I am not an active member of the organization but they helped plan my trip for me.’

The interns explained that their main aim in coming to Kenya was to go teach children in the slum areas.

The current interns leave for Kitui next week, where they will carry out community service for the next one month.

6 Comments

6 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...

Da Squeeze

Famed comedian and radio host Jalang’o hosted John Otieno “Owago Onyiro” Byron, on YouTube for a candid discussion on his ventures in comedy and...