I’m pleased to introduce myself as the newest member of the Club GLOBALS team. My name is Sharifa and I’m a 19-year-old student. I will be undertaking an internship in Marketing, Community Development and Event Organization for the next 4 months.
For the last two years, I have been studying at MBO Rijnland in the Netherlands, where I will return back this year for my exams.
I was born and raised in The Hague and I live there with my whole family. I have always enjoyed traveling and I have been on a lot of vacations with my family. So you might be wondering why I wanted to do my internship here in Berlin, for four months by myself and not in The Netherlands.
On one point in my life I was wondering how it would be to travel alone because I always have done it with my family. And finally an opportunity came along from my University, to take an internship in a different country.
I was really excited about it. Just the thought of living in a different country by myself, learning a different language and meeting new people got me hyped up.
Also, it didn’t take me a long time to figure out that I wanted to go to Germany. It is a great place for students to live. There are a lot of different people from other cultures, recent and relevant History, enough Monuments, alternative lifestyles, busy nightlife and many Art and Architecture. And in The Netherlands it’s nice as well, but I just needed a change.
In my first week as a new member, I learned a lot about Club GLOBALS and AiRelo, who they are and what they do. The fact that their mission is to connect expats in Berlin and that they want to help make internationals’ life easier is awesome. I’m an expat myself and to know that there are people around who are willing to help us is great. It gives me an extra feeling of not being alone.
I’m looking forward to being a part of this community, help people like me and to welcome you to the community at our upcoming events!