When I decided to participate in the Nour project of AIESEC, I felt like I did something impulsive yet brave. I never went abroad on my own before. I always had people I could depend on like friends and family. This time I wanted to challenge myself by doing this project on my own, and I wanted to discover and embrace another culture.
Let’s go back in time to when the Nour Project was set up. These were the years after 9/11 and the death of Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh. The founders of the Nour Project noticed that tensions between the Western world and Arab world were growing.