Ranked first by the Global Food Security Index for food security, it is hard to imagine that 1 in 10 Singaporeans struggle to eat enough to be full. While causes may vary, the loss of job opportunities and income during the onslaught of the pandemic has only brought many closer to the brink of food insecurity.

This begs the question: how can we help feed our city?

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Like our hungry, Singapore’s poor is similarly hidden from the general public. It is easy to mistake that poverty and food insecurity doesn’t exist in affluent Singapore. With the bottom 20% of households…


As she sat on the plane headed towards HsinChu, Taiwan, Wei Jing was filled with excitement and was brimming with curiosity about her AIESEC Global Volunteer project. She was to volunteer as a teacher at Sha Keng Elementary School. As she touched down at Taoyuan Airport, she was very glad to see an AIESECer from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) waiting there to pick her up and bring her to her destination. …


I did not know what to expect. With minimal preparations — both mental and physical, I embarked on my Global Volunteer (GV) trip to Taiwan. The project I had applied for provided me with the opportunity to interact with Taiwanese elementary students.

The journey was not all smooth. From the start, I had to struggle with communication. As the standard of spoken English of my students as weak, I had to converse with them in Mandarin. However, being a typical Singaporean, I spoke English more than Mandarin at home. With my limited Mandarin vocabulary, I gritted my teeth and braced…


Applying for internships may be perceived by some as a daunting task. Worries about one’s own qualifications, multiple interview rounds, multiple editing of cover letters and resumes — the process towards landing one’s ideal internship can indeed be an arduous one. Here, we discuss the skills that all employees look out for in their prospective interns to prepare you for what’s ahead! It’s worthy to note that some of these expected skills can be gained through one’s campus involvement and extracurricular activities.

1.Positive Attitude — Initiative and Responsibility

Employees and mentors immensely appreciate interns who take ownership and responsibility for…


I remember weeks before even planning for my global volunteer project, one of my friends told me this…” Go for it. You’ll have the best time of your life. I initially wanted to go to Nepal so badly but I couldn’t and I was thinking of which country should I go to then. I came across Mongolia…a country that I’ve only heard of but I never knew anything about it. …


“The world begins at the end of your comfort zone.” This is the sentence that motivates me to go further and further.

Being an adult-to-be, you will come across tons of different opportunities and challenges every day. They are like obstacles to the road of success that you must overcome. Some people may be scared by them and not dare to take a step forward. But if you have the courage to move on, even though you may not get the result you want, your small effort brings you one step closer to success.

I used to be an introverted…


Many of us reach a point in our school careers wondering what we should do next. While some choose to backpack solo across Europe or go on an Eat Pray Love journey, Levonne Goh chose to find herself on a Global Volunteer trip to Thailand that altered the course of her life.

Then a political science major, Levonne faced an uncertain future where she didn’t know how she could make an impact on the world. With a limited budget and full academic calendar, the Sawadee Project came as a holy grail to her. …


Read part two of her interview here: https://aiesec.org.sg/1266-2/

Take me through your decision-making process for the year you took off to teach in a kindergarten.

When I started poly, even way back when I was in late primary school, I already decided that I wanted to be a teacher for kids because I saw my brother’s growing up process and I wanted to do that as well. Then when I went to poly, it was like, no question. Direct admission as well, so there was no other choices. And then the three years in poly made me realise that this is what I want to do. I want…


“I joined AIESEC when I was in the second semester of my freshman year. A senior approached me and he seemed really passionate about the organization he represented. As a freshman, I was exploring student life options so out of curiosity, I decided to apply to join this organization.

I took up various small leadership roles in my AIESEC Local Committee, NUS, but the most significant and memorable one was when I was in the Local Committee Executive Board (LCEB) team, where I held the role of the External Relations Vice President. “External Relations” was a new department then, which…


Rich culture, pastoral nomads, and blue skies go on for many miles. Mongolia is one of the few places left in the world that rests in its undisturbed beauty. It’s no wonder that Alvin chose to visit Mongolia for an exchange program he’ll never forget.

Exchange trips are all about taking chances and stepping out of your comfort zone. Alvin had the chance to do that through AIESEC’s wide global network of youth exchange programs from all around the world. Armed with only his knowledge of the English language and a thirst for adventure, he packed his bags and immersed…

AIESEC in Singapore

Developing leadership in youths through cross-cultural exchange and undertake projects to fulfill Sustainable Development Goals.

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