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  • Writer's pictureBrent Meynen

Student Sophie in Indonesia

Updated: May 20, 2020

Sophie Molinard - Alumna Social and Economic Sciences and student Gender and Diversity

Student Sophie went abroad twice with AIESEC. She went to Vietnam to teach English to university students and to Indonesia to do a project on gender equality. In the AIESEC podcast, she shares her best memories of her travels and gives some reasons to participate in an international volunteer project after the corona crisis.

Sophie says: "I would never have given up on myself. If my friend at AIESEC hadn't signed me up at the time, I might never have left Belgium. But then I went to Vietnam and it was so good that I went abroad again. Change is good. "

In the podcast you will find out how the people of Indonesia experience COVID-19, which country Sophie liked the most to travel to, why she did not find it embarrassing to talk about sex to Indonesian students and why she chose AIESEC to go abroad.

"Sometimes you miss your family and your friends, but you meet so many new people and you have so much fun that the time you spend abroad seems very short. I hated when I had to leave again. I would go back in a minute."

What is AIESEC? AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization. We are a global network of young leaders under the age of 30 who strive to better themselves and the communities around them. We are passionate about world issues, leadership development, cultural understanding and experiential learning. Develop your leadership skills by either volunteering or interning abroad with AIESEC for 6 weeks. Experience something new and potentially life-changing while having a local impact. Want to learn more about our organization? Check out our website:


This article was written for, an online platform that was created in times of corona at the request of the University of Antwerp.

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