MY
EXPERIENCE

Lillian Lu

Canada Intern 2017

My experience at Humanitarian Affairs was the biggest milestone of my life. I’m lucky to have had the opportunity to host professors and students from world-class universities, as well as ambassadors at the United Nations ESCAP in Bangkok.

I was immersed in cross-cultural subjects on a daily basis, and it changed the way I perceived the world. Not only did I get an understanding of Thai culture, but the work allowed me to delve into learning about my own cultural background. I was responsible for marketing the USLS program to China, Canada, and India. It was a fun experience talking to many people from different cultural backgrounds. I have learnt more about cultural diversity through these interactions and am grateful to Humanitarian Affairs for the opportunity. 

I still keep in touch with many people whom I met during this period, colleagues, delegates and locals. I even met some of them agai  and they became dear friends of mine. In this community of driven, curious, intelligent, and open-minded people, I felt I could connect. 

Living overseas in Thailand was surreal, and I don’t believe I would be where I am today if it weren’t for it. Following my Humanitarian Affairs stint, I was brave enough to work in Quebec and Uganda, and am studying in the United Kingdom now. 

My advice to future applicants is this: if you get the chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. It would be challenging, but you’ll come out of it stronger and more resilient. I still reminisce about my experience at Humanitarian Affairs and I’m certain that it’s worth it.

Vision

To Make The World
We Call Home
A Better Place

Passion

We Believe
That Our Work
Improves Lives

Mission

To Inspire Youths
To Step Forward
As Servant Leaders

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MY STORY

Lillan Lu

Canada Intern 2017 

I went into HA wanting to make a difference. The experience taught me a lot about strength, resilience and independence.

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After working in 7th USLS, I wanted to contribute more and the next year I turned back for 8th USLS with more delegates from Turkey. It was the first time USLS was hosting Turkish delegates and all of the effort I have spent was worth it after I heard about their experiences during the symposium. I would love to share many more experiences but let me finish it with this; It is not about our age, race or religion.

There is always something that we can do for the world. Big touch or a small touch doesn’t matter. We all have power to change someone’s life and make this world a better place. Believe in yourself, have courage to leave your comfort zone and watch how your life is changing. As I said from the beginning, joining to Humanitarian Affairs changed so many things in my life and It can be your time now!

Vision

To Make the World We Call Home a Better Place

Passion

We Believe that Our Work Improves Lives

Mission

To Inspire Youths to Step Forward as Servant Leaders

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