This one time… a curious boy walked into an AIESEC General Member Orientation. It was crowded, bustling, and somewhat disorienting. With two years of university behind him, he thought he knew a lot. An eager beaver no more, he was skeptical, and somewhat jaded. Buzzwords like “Learning opportunity” and “living diversity” flashed by, but had no lasting impact. He looked around hesitantly, and caught the eyes of an AIESECer, who smiled back. It was genuine. “Hm,” he thought, “maybe this one’s different.” He took a leap of faith, and has since treasured every moment.