Month: June 2018

‘’Welcome to Iran, welcome to my country!’’

‘’Welcome to Iran, welcome to my country!’’

One summer in Iran, I went excited but also unknowing what to expect. The hosts, the people from AIESEC, people in the streets, in the metro, in parks, everywhere, everyone was so incredibly welcoming, kind, curious and hospitable. I did not expect this and soon I...

Ghana, the smiling country

Ghana, the smiling country

Approximately 6000 kilometers away from Holland my AIESEC experience started. Because of my gap year I wanted to do something. Not only travelling but also something related to my study. Then I found the Medicine Project, the perfect combination of learning in a...

What is a Mzungu?

What is a Mzungu?

Last year I went to Uganda for an internship. My biggest fear was moving into an unknown country and leaving my family and friends behind. I had to prepare myself six months before departure and on that D-day I was like, … ok this is it! I was really curious about the...

Welcome to your new family

Welcome to your new family

It is around midnight, when I am waiting at Barranquilla airport for someone to pick me up. Due to poor communication about this pick-up and my malfunctioning brain after an 18hr journey, I feel rather small. Fortunately a man points at his phone with a photo of me on...