By: Galina Lee
Before you start reading, think about the following question: What does it mean to be a Global Citizen?
Being a Global Citizen means you spend time learning about the world and understanding the things you can do to make a difference. Today, we live in a society where people can communicate within seconds across the world without any complications. With this, knowledge is expanding and quickly becoming more accessible. However, knowledge is better shared through an international exchange. This allows people the opportunity to leverage the resources to learn, experience and share to make the world a better place for everyone.
The question is, where do we start? Here are the steps that can lead you to becoming a Global Citizen.
It is important that you take a moment to reflect on your own life experiences and know what you value the most. By understanding yourself and what your priorities are, it allows you to open up and accept what others are providing.
Like the saying says, “Sharing is caring”. By sharing your opinions, values and knowledge to others across the world, it allows them to see things from a different point of view. Some things that are working for you may work for others and could be the right step in that direction.
No one can have enough knowledge. Learning about new cultures, religions, traditions and ideas with an open mind is extremely important. By doing so, people become more aware of others around them and can apply it to them.
You can read newspapers, watch the news on TV or even attend sessions. However, nothing compares to actually experiencing it first-hand. By experiencing it first-hand, you will be exposed to a new part of the world and have a better understanding of what it actually means to be a Global Citizen.
All it takes is one person to start the change. Why not you? Go on an AIESEC international exchange to start your journey to becoming a Global Citizen.