Belgrade or Beograd is the capital city of Serbia that has a reputation for offering a vibrant life for the youth. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. And in my point of view, Belgrade is a perfect area to put or to place an international organization office where it is run by the youth, such as MUN Planet Headquarter.
Since the first time I got to knew MUN Planet, I realized that it is not just a website to find an information about fully funded programs and events for the youth. But MUN Planet also has created as a platform to connect talented and extraordinary youth from different background and parts of the world, to communicate and share their ideas, thoughts and experiences. Afterwards, I started to give my commitment to contribute, as well as adding my insights about the world and its complexity through communicating with others in the MUN Planet website.
Later on MUN Planet announced about an opportunity to do internship in their Headquarter located in the city of Belgrade, Serbia. Thus, my journey begin alongside with the few challenges in the beginning, and here I’m now doing my online internship with MUN Planet, and hoping to be selected candidate that will join the Headquarter team. I call it ‘Road to BEOGRAD’ online internship. Furthermore, I did this writing was not only to fulfill the online internship tasks, but also to tell a short story as well as what I hope to gain if I the chosen candidate to go to the Headquarter.
First of all, I’m a Muslim and growing up in the conservative society. It is really rare for me to communicate with non-Muslim people because the area that I live in are almost 100% Muslim. Moreover, I even have to attend an Islamic University where there are none non-Muslim students. Honestly, I’m so curious and wanted so bad to experiences ‘What it is like to be in the non-Muslim society, and also to share and exchange ideas intellectually, with others people apart from Muslim, but in a professional and very cooperative manner.
Secondly, I also wanted to gain and learn an experience of working with an organization that are involve in the international scope. To gain an experience working together with a people from different background cooperatively in the professional situation, to practically learn about organizational management more rather than just a theory, to experience working abroad and its challenges, and to learn other things that I never learn in my formal education. Furthermore, I also want to make a wide connection, where I can have friends in all around the world, because in my opinion make friends and broaden our connection while we are young is one of the very best investment for our future career and life.
In conclusion, beside my desire to gain a new social experience where I can live abroad in diversity even though it will be for short period, my objective also want to experience working with an organization that are internationally known and of course giving my best contribution to the organization. Moreover, I believe that I can only push my limit if I far from my society and comfortable zone. And perhaps to do the internship in the city of Belgrade with MUN Planet Headquarter office will help me fulfill all my wishes mentioned above.