my AIESEC exchange - getting started.

Where: Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
When: June 12 — July 21, 2017
What: Marketing with INMIRA (working towards women empowerment)

  • Digital and photo content creation
  • Social media management
All of the Global Volunteer internships offered by AIESEC target a specific Sustainable Development Goal set out by the United Nations to achieve by 2030. Find out more here.

Getting accepted to an opportunity took less than a week…

  1. Signed up with AIESEC at their tabling booth (also can be done through here
  2. Created my profile on the Opportunities Portal
The Opportunities Portal

3. Started applying to opportunities (like 14 of them…)

4. Was contacted by the local committee in Mexico for an interview within 2 days.

5. Was accepted to the opportunity within 2 days after my interview.

6. Paid my application fee ($520), bought plane tickets and sent in my information to the local committee

It’s probably one of the most stress-free and “user-friendly” processes ever, as well as being more cost-effective than other volunteer abroad organisations that I’ve seen. If you’ve been thinking about going abroad for the past few years like I have — what are you waiting for?


I get it, you’re poor. Me too. How did I afford this? Right now, I’m getting a bit of help from my parents but I’m applying to a few funds to pay them back. If funding is your main concern, do your research early! I missed quite a few deadlines because I decided too late that I wanted to go abroad.

For students at the University of Alberta:
- Green and Gold Leadership Grant
- Go Abroad Funding
- Faculty Grants