The Story of 10 International Interns in Tihulale, Maluku by Caroline Wallace Ten interns, eight different countries, and one epic adventure into the stunning, mystical heart of Indonesia. In the project collaboration between AIESEC Indonesia and Yayasan Citra Kasih Abadi. Project collaboration between AIESEC Indonesia and Yayasan Citra kasih Abadi. Welcome to Tihulale… We arrived in Tihulale village on Wednesday, 10th May, with our goal to help put the village “on the map” and promote the unique and vibrant culture the community in Tihulale has to offer, not only to the people of Indonesia, but also to the rest of the world. Our project, “The Wonderful Maluku Project”, consists of three components, involving a total of twenty eight interns from around the world, and each section of the project focuses on three rural villages, located in West Seram; Tihulale, Kaibobo, and Niwelehue villages. Our team (the Tihulale team) is made up of ten interns, each with a specific role to help generate and promote tourism as an overall objective. The team consists of roles in marketing, business development, product innovation, and journalism. We are a diverse group, and come from countries ranging from Europe to North and South America. With Tihulale being a very rural village, not many tourists or travellers have ventured into the unknown of West Seram. Our goal as a team is to uncover Tihulale’s hidden gems, found in the lush green forests, to the clear, crystal beaches, and help create awareness of such a paradise to outside communities. All of the interns involved in the project have different backgrounds, with the majority of us having travelled prior to arriving in Tihulale. However, a large proportion of the team were both unsuspecting and naïve to the Indonesia culture that was there to greet us with open […]
About AIESEC in Indonesia
AIESEC is the world's largest youth run organization. Our aim is to develop youth to be the next positive leaders.
Together with our Partners worlwide, AIESEC provides youth with Leadership Opportunities, International Internships, and Global Learning Environment (Self Discovery, Team Experience, Virtual Spaces, Mentoring, Conferences/Seminars, and Learning Circles)
AIESEC in Numbers
1948 : Year Founded
110 : countries present
1,700 : existing in universities
10,000 : Leadership Opportunities annually
10,000: International Internships annually
470 : Conferences annually
Entries by AIESEC in Indonesia
AIESEC Indonesia Brings The Name of Papua to International Level Not many young people are brave enough to see the outside world. Casparina Theresia Renwarin, Papuan-born girl, Ririn, at the age of 17 years after graduated from YPPK Taruna Bakti Jayapura High School Jayapura decided to study at President University majoring in Banking and Finance. At the campus located in Jababeka Industrial Estate, Cikarang, where 1700 multinational companies are located from 30 countries, Ririn had the opportunity to travel abroad. In August 2013 Ririn held a Campus Exchange event to Europe for 2 weeks. In Europe precisely in the land of the Windmill, namely the Netherlands, this 22-year-old girl deepens his ability to speak English, which then continued to visit Germany and Belgium. One year later from Western Europe Ririn flew to Eastern Europe precisely in Russia following the Global Volunteer Program at AIESEC, the French acronym, the International Association des étudiants en sciences économique et commerciales, or an International Student Association of Economics and Commercial). Located in 126 countries that focus on developing youth leadership, and become overseas ambassadors to run social projects. “From July to September 2014 I was in the city of Saint Petersburg to teach English and Mathematics for children from the age of 7 to 18 years,” said the first child of 3 siblings. From Eastern Europe, Ririn changed to West Asia, in New Delhi in March 2015. This time, she joined Global Talent Programme of AIESEC Indonesia. For six months Ririn’s apprenticeship at an IT company was named Denave Pvt Ltd. “India as the world’s largest IT country after the United States, so I want to find experience here, because the plan in the future wants to open a similar type of start-up companies that move in e-commerce,” said Ririn. “Early in India, […]
AIESEC Indonesia has successfully held Youthspeak Forums and Competition in 12 cities. The roadshow started from Palembang on 6th April 2017 and ended last Saturday as final event of Competition on 6th May 2017 in Jakarta. The initial idea of Youthspeak is to raise awareness about Sustainable Development Goals among Indonesian youth. In the forum, AIESEC Indonesia invites top leaders from 3 different sectors; government, company, and community. After being inspired, in the workshop session, the participants are being assisted by expert facilitators to create social project that is relevant to the current condition of Indonesia. Not only that, AIESEC gives a platform through Youthspeak Competition for them to submit the idea. The winner will be sent to do volunteer in Thailand and their project will be implemented together with AIESEC Indonesia. “Through this forum and competition, we hope to not only raise awareness about SDGs but also encourage youth to act for it.” Said Ms. Nadira Natasya as Public Relations of AIESEC Indonesia. Through this roadshow, AIESEC Indonesia successfully engaged 1500 young people from Padang, Palembang, Medan, Malang, Solo, Jogjakarta, Semarang, Solo, Bogor, Purwokerto, Jember, and Jakarta to participate in the forums and 35 teams from all over Indonesia to join the competition. The 5 top teams were being trained in Jakarta by Kibar Incubator. On the final event, which was held in Soehanna Hall Jakarta, the finalists present their project to judges; Rahmat Fajri (President AIESEC Indonesia), Maurice Shawndefar (Junior Urban Specialist at UNDP), Aulia Masna (Tech Blogger at Kibar). The 1st winner come from Jogjakarta, Emano Team, which project focus on SDGs no.12 Responsible Consumption. The project will raise awareness on food waste and food donation especially in campus canteen. The favourite winner come from Malang, Buangdisini.com Project focus […]
Story from Bayudi – LCVP OGV Unsri 1. What do you think the biggest change that you have brought to your functional? Perubahan terbesar yang aku bawa buat ogv aiesec unsri adalah memperkuat International relation terutama LC2LC untuk memastikan co delivery berjalan for dengan baik sehingga EP mendapatkan development yg sesuai dg apa yg kita janjikan. 2. What drive yourself to give the best performance? Why do you think it is important to achieve the goal? Yang membuat aku dna team selalu terpacu untuk melakukan yg terbaik adalah semngat dri para exchange participant untuk ikut serta dalam program volunteer. 3. What has changed in yourself during the past 6 months? (Before and after this semester) Yg berubah selama 6 bulan term 1617 adalah the way of thinking. Ketika menjadi manager aku masih bekerja untuk memenuhi JD sesuai dg apa yg di intruksikan oleh Vp, semntara kita menjadi VP aku belajar untuk bekerja karena memiliki tanggung jawab akan member, Ep dan entity. Bekerja dengab ikhlas akan tanggung jawab yg sudah d amanahkan membuat kita menjadi lebih dewasa dlm menghadapi mslah dan lebig menghargai orang lain. 4. What inspire you the most to be who you are right now? Yang menginspirasiku untuk menjadi orang yang seperti skrg adalah kelurga, sahabat dan orang sekitar yang selalu memberikan semngat dan dukungan akan setiap kegiatan positif yang aku lakukan.
Story From Kent – LCVP Marcom PMBS 1. What do you think the biggest change that you have brought to your functional? Hal terbesar yang pernah saya bawa ke functional saya adalah adanya behaviour saling membantu dan percaya satu sama lain baik di dalam functional itu sendiri maupun antar functional. Karena functional kita tidak berarti apa – apa tanpa functional lain, begitupun sebaliknya. Selain itu kita juga memiliki satu tujuan yang sama dimana kita memikirkan perkembangan LC kita. Tentunya hal ini dapat tercapai melalui hal kecil seperti saling supportive itu sendiri. 2. What drive yourself to give the best performance? Why do you think it is important to achieve the goal? Culture yang ada di lingkungan kerja kita dan juga orang – orang yang ada disekitar kita. Ketika seseorang di sekitar kita menaruh kepercayaan terhadap kita, tentunya hal ini akan membuat kita semakin percaya diri serta mau berusaha semaksimal mungkin. Selain itu dengan adanya culture yang baik akan memotivasi kita untuk tetap setia terhadap organisasi tersebut. Dengan hal ini tentunya result yang didapat seseorang akan maksimal. Semua itu berasal dari kepercayaan. Achievement yang kita peroleh tidak berarti apa – apa jika tidak ada orang lain yang percaya kepada kita. 3. What has changed in yourself during the past 6 months? (Before and after this semester) Kembali lagi dengan kondisi organisasi ini yang sangat menanamkan behaviour supportive. Ketika awal saya berkerja, saya adalah tipe orang yang tidak mudah percaya dengan orang lain. Keinginan saya akan hal ambisius, sifat perfeksionis yang ada di dalam diri saya serta ketidakpercayaan saya terhadap orang – orang disekitar saya justru membuat saya kearah negative dimana saya sulit untuk bekerja sama dengan orang lain. Selama perjalanan 6 bulan ini tentunya saya mendapatkan pelajaran dimana ketika kita bekerja secara team tentunya hasil yang diperoleh lebih maksimal dibandingkan jika […]
Story From Chase- LCVP IGV Bandung 1. My biggest change that i brought to iGV in Bandung that i can make Bandung as the capital for the future leaders of the world and ensure all of the youth in Bandung realizing their potential as the changemaker of Bandung itself and being the ambassador of Bandung to the world within giving the unforgetable experiwnce to every youth from all around the world with a taste of Bandung friendly warmth environment. Beside that every people that contributing to the bigger change for Bandung in the future can have a purposeful action towards positive impact that they give to Bandung society 2. The thing that driven me a lot along my journey as the vp igv of bandung is what i always believe that Indonesia is a home, Bandung is a home, and from the Home itself comes love and passion of what you’re doing to make people happy and smile at the same time, and happiness always be my remedy of perceive my life as a marvelous gift ever that has been given from God. 3. I always believe what i believe it can change people’s life, before i never trust myself on the way i choose my life path but after this intense and a lot of inner peace that i ot from my life journey as being a VP IGV, i gained a lot of confidence what i trully believe in life no matter what obstacles and challege i face along the way even i always underestimated by my friends and ny surrounding because im just being their “clown” and for them im not considered a trully good leader. But in the end, i proved them that even a clown itself can beat what it said to be a “true […]
Story From Habibie – LCVP IGV Unej 1. What do you think the biggest change that you have brought to your functional? Make iGV program more relevance toward my society, because it’s a big chance to open the barrier of globalization. Now everything is in line, it’s time to take AIESEC in UNEJ to the next level by expanding our reach, by this experience I believe that we close to achieving Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential. 2. What drive yourself to give the best performance? Why do you think it is important to achieve the goal? Because my personal’s value with one of AIESEC’s value which is “Striving for excellence” is related, I believe if we put our best in any kind of situation, we can be the respectable person in the future. 3. What has changed in yourself during the past 6 months? (Before and after this semester) Believe with whatever that I take, I put, and I gain will paid off in the next, and being the best of your version is important to shaping yourself into a better person. 4. What inspire you the most to be who you are right now? My father, because he is doing the best for our family no matter how hard it was, but he always do the best for us. 5. Tell us about your Achievement When I was elected to the executive board in 1617 that was my second time, I feel more prepared because I experienced before, I was elected for IGT and from this function I discovered the wonderful of teamwork, but the reality iGT was not relevant in Indonesia and I couldn’t be involved for this function, but at the same time AIESEC UNEJ got a problem that VP of iGV couldn’t continue her struggling […]
Story From Uufi- LCVP Finance UNJ What do you thing the biggest change that you have brought to your functional? I’m from Start Up entity and I have no predesessor before. So during this 6 months, I did coaching to another LCVPs and EST about finance in AIESEC. And voila, I can do finance in my function and got an award for Start Up Finance in NEC 2016. What drive yourself to give the best performance? Why do you think it is important to achieve the goal? My members drive me to give the best performance in this term. It’s because I’m their VPs. Being a VP that has no predecessor it’s a kind of challenge to me. I need to learn everything so they know where to ask and lean on in the function. Everyone has their own goal and so do us. We will set our goal and it’s going to motivate us and give us something to strive for. What has changed in yourself during the past 6 months? (Before and after this semester) Having an eargerness to learn is something that I appreciate in myself after this semester. It’s super fine when you don’t know about something, but the important thing is how you faced that “not know anything” became “know eveything” by learning from another people. What inspire you the most to be who you are right now? Many people in AIESEC were inspired me a lot. But one thing I got from them is “everything is learning”. You can be failed during your experience in here, but don’t forget to learn from it.
Story From Tutut – LCVP OGV Undip 1. The biggest change that I have brought to my functional is about the culture. Salah satu goal aku saat menjadi VP adalah give good performance to my LC, dan aku tahu untuk achieve itu tidak semudah yang kita bayangkan. Jadi aku berpikir untuk kickstart kita harus mulai dari culture nya, jadi di awal aku berusaha how to shape culture yang hardwork but engaging to my member sehingga they know the time when they have to total on doing their job and when we can have fun after doing our job. Karena aku tahu workload functional aku tidak sedikit, jadi aku berusaha untuk menamankan work hard and work smart through innovation to my members yang nantinya hal ini juga akan menjadi benefit bagi mereka setelah selesai jabatan mereka di AIESEC. At first it wasn’t easy, a lot of obstacles came to challenge us, dan aku sangat bersyukur mempunyai member-member yang cooperative sehingga kita bisa melalui nya bersama-sama dan give the better performance to my beloved LC. 2. The thing that drive me to give best performance is commitment, jadi kalau aku udah choose something yang sesuai minat, aku akan berusaha 100% to do on it. Sehingga apapun rintangannya, karena sudah commit then I’ll face it and overcome it. Selain itu juga karena my members capability, I think they smart enough in their role sehingga aku sebagai leader harus memfasilitasi mereka untuk menyalurkan ide-ide through the spaces yang kita adakan di functional kita. With their capability as well, membuat ku percaya untuk bisa memberikan performance yang lebih baik untuk entity kita. Achieving goal is important karena bagi ku itu adalah prinsip. Dari achieving goal kita bisa belajar either from the way we achieve it and the capability the leader itself. Kita bisa belajar banyak […]