A new GROW session is approaching, so it’s time to get ready for another adventure! In every city where GROW takes place, we have a local team that implements the project, led by a coordinator (OCP). To get into the GROW atmosphere, let’s meet the enthusiastic local coordinators! Today we present you Andrei.

Hey!

My name is Andrei, I’m studying English and German and I’m a member of AIESEC in Craiova since 24 october 2013 (my birthday). I am an optimistic person who likes to live the life to the fullest. I want to meet new people, to make new friends and I want to learn new things from the others and teach others from my experience. That’s why I joined AIESEC and I ran as the coordinator of this project.

My passions are basketball and snowboarding. I’m playing basketball for 8 years and I’m snowboarding since I was 7 years old, so I can say that these two sports are not only my passions, but also my lifestyle.

When I was in high-school I was a funny guy who just wanted to have fun and go to parties. But when I got into college I found out aboud AIESEC and I joined the organisation. I was so excited about that and all I was hearing around me was „Apply in the GROW team… it’s the best project that you can apply to”.  I didn’t know anything about the project, but I applied. I was elected in the GROW team and I started to learn about it. I liked it and I did my best as a team member.

I really loved my experience as a team member of this project and I want to be the one who gives the same experience to others. Also, I like what GROW is doing for highschool students and I don’t want students to see GROW as an extra activity, but as a necessary project, as a step towards a better future. And I think every highscool student should participate. I was talking with some participants from the last edition of GROW and I was so overwhelmed when they came to me and thanked me for their experience and asked me when the next edition start and so on… I think that each and every student should have this experience.

My message for the students: I really regret that in highschool I didn’t participate in this kind of projects. As I said before, you should see this project as a great opportunity for you to develop yourself, not only as an extra activity. I promise you that GROW will really change your life into something better. And you will also have a lot of fun, you will meet new people and also international students from all over the world. Don’t miss this chance!

My message for the trainers: If you want to be part of something big, a part of a project that really changes lives, this is your chance! This is your chance to change students lives, your life, my life.  You will discover a great culture, a great country and great people who will become your friends. I can’t wait to meet you guys and have a great experience together!