The fourth of February 2012 I started my adventure to a place that far away from my hometown. It was a long journey, it was the first time for me to go alone, and it was a chance to spread the awareness of people about Indonesia and make everyone know and respect Indonesia in another country. I worked with children in the small city in Poland called Torun during the exchange. The name of my exchange's project itself is International Kindergarten. In this project I had two Japanesse, two Moroccans, one chinese and one Indonesian (me) as a team. I worked in five kindergartens there, there are: Pinokio, Melly Wielky Swiat, Alvik, Kangurek, and Kindergarten number 15. Trust me! You will be always happy around the children, I really enjoyed my time in the kindergarten everyday, the kids were cute and innocent, I love them. My favorite kindergarten is Pinokio. I have a mom and a daughter there and ever since I got back to Indonesia I can't stop thinking about them. Besides the story in the kindergarten, I also happy because I had a chance to teach Indonesian Language and Culture in the most famous university named Universiteit Mikolaja Kopernika. The response from the student were good, I really feel proud of myself at that time because I can introduce my hometown to them.
I feel lucky because of this exchange program and of course because of AIESEC I can develop myself. I can develop myself alone, no friends, no parents, no people I know before till I realized that I am a human being that can not live alone in this world. It was hard at the first but I tried to adapt to the situation. I remembered one proverb that stated “when in Rome, just do as a Roman do”, I know if I can not force the environment to adjust everything like what I want unless myself that supposed to do that. This program involve me to work with people from another country and it makes me get better to understand each other and it proves me that we can survive and unite inspite of diversity around us. The most important thing that I got from this exchange is when I feel homesick. I finally know how it feels and I realize that home is myself. At last but not least, sometimes people need to be alone so that they realize if what is around them is priceless. Thank you so much, AIESEC :)
|My beloved team :)|
|2-3 years old group in Pinokio|
|What I did in the university, it was just a small group but still I'm happy because of it|
|my mother and the teacher in Pinokio as well|
|my daughter, Malesia. Kocham cie!!!!!|