Global Intern

March 24, 2017


Hi there!


On Tuesday, the 21st of March, AIESECers in Gent gathered earlier than expected to prepare for our next big event, GLOBAL INTERN. The reason was to welcome our 5 international speakers, 5 empowered leading young ladies, who came from all over Europe, to Gent, to share personal experiences and opportunities in their cities with us!

  • Sasha (MCVP) from AIESEC in Austria;
  • Nicole (LCVP) from AIESEC in Prague, Czech Republic;
  • Lea (LCVP) from AIESEC in Budapest, Hungary;
  • Dominika (LCVP) from AIESEC in Krakow, Poland;
  • and Ana Margarida (LCVP) from AIESEC in Porto, Portugal.

Our guests did also show up early, rather unexpectedly, full of excitement to start or plan their international internships. The turn-up was better than anyone could have hoped for! 


global_intern4After each of the VP’s presented her story, and AIESEC in Gent helped put everything into context, everyone moved from the quite full auditorium to the hall, where we offered some international food made by Paella, and sandwiches made by our very own AIESECers. The food disappeared as quickly as you would expect from a group of young adults starving after endless lessons.

Shortly afterwards, global_intern2we went back to listen to our main speaker of the evening, Olivier Van Duüren. Presenting us with an inspiring overview of his book The Dualarity, along with some book editions as prize/gifts, Mr. Van Duüren managed to capture the attention of everyone in his empowering talk about Transformational Leadership, titled: “Tap into the Energy of Your Personal and Business Transformation” (The Dualarity).

Hammered by questions from the crowd both during and after his talk. Mr. Van Duüren remained patient and offered the best support he can offer to AIESEC in Gent.


global_intern1Everyone feeling inspired, we concluded the night by inviting all of them to tag along and have a drink with our international delegates. Both AIESECers in Gent and some of our guests joined, to make a legendary night, filled with inspiring stories and shared dreams and opinions.

AIESEC in Gent proves again its leading position among youth-led organisations and its power to inspire and empower others to take more challenges and to think globally,
as we global citizens should.


Love from every AIESECer in Gent