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We see many inspirational people on TV and other media channels, talking about making a change and doing something good for the world. They often mention working in different organizations like the United Nations for example and through that helping other people.

It gives us the impression that you have to be a certain age to be able to do something. But this is not the case!

Activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said ‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’

Young people these days hold a lot of power, with information being accessible more easily than ever. There are many things we can do to make a real impact.

Malala is probably the most famous example, having been shot by the Taliban but still fighting for inclusive education for her peers in her country, she not only showed resilience and bravery in a frightening situation, she also showed that you are never too young to make a difference and she was since rewarded for her efforts with a Nobel Peace Prize.

In AIESEC, we encourage young people to take action because we believe that they are the fundamental solution to solving the world’s issues. We give them the opportunity to go abroad, find themselves in a new and challenging environment and through that grow and develop themselves while at the same time helping other people.

With our Global Volunteer program you are helping people in need, while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and at the same time might be discovering parts of yourself which you didn’t know before and finding a purpose.

You can find more information about the program at

REMEMBER: As part of our Black Friday promotion, you receive a 20 percent discount if you apply for an opportunity until Sunday, the 27th of November 2016 and if you go on exchange before the end of February 2017.

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