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AIPC Pandora

About

AIPC Pandora is a community of over 6.000 people who have lived transformative international experiences with local communities in any of the 49 countries in which we operate. AIPC Pandora's work since 2002 focuses on facilitating participation in international mobility programs supporting educational, intercultural or employability projects.

We work throughout the entire cycle of international experiences, accompanying our participants before, during and upon their return. Our activities are structured according to the three phases of the cycle of participation: learning, action, transformation. Our organization has 14 years of experience with programs of international mobility.

Our principal aims are encouraging dialogue and intercultural understanding throughout the entire social fabric. Working towards equal opportunities, particularly where this concerns equality in access to education, culture, and participation in society, for everyone.

Reviews

Chloé
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An internship that marked my professional life

AIPC Pandora is a serious and professional organization. The arriving and welcoming were weel prepared. Valentina, the responsable of the program is very careful and the rest of team were very receptive during all my stay. I've developed tecnic and human skills that are very valorized in my current job. After my internship, I didn't have any difficulty to find a job in France. The way of life in Space is amazing. Indeed, the climate is perfect (hot but it didn't bother me) and Spain is the wonderful country that I didn't have the time to explore in full. I will come back, without any doubt.
For the future intern, I attest that you will not regret your international expérience with AIPC Pandora.
Chloé

What would you improve about this program?
Everybody is hard worker, helpful and available but i believe that this program may be improved by organizing more teambuilding moments.
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Carlo
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Spanish Experience

I had an internship experience in a company inside the communication department. I lived in Spain for six months and it was one of the better periods in my life.
As intern I took part at various events made by the association (as seminars) so I could met people from all of Europe and make new friends all over the Europe!

It was an experience that helped me a lot to develop my sense of initiative, especially about my proper ideas and project.

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Lien
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

Before I my internship in one of AIPC Pandora’s programmes, I had no work-experience whatsoever. Basically, my life was going to university and study for the exams. When I arrived in Spain I got a warm welcome from the employees and my working life could begin. Everyday I learned something new, there were new challenges to overcome and things to be solved. And I’m not only learning new things in the office, living on my own in a foreign country is a whole challenge on its own! This experience will be a big asset on my curriculum and will help me find a job that I love. I haven’t regretted moving to Spain for a minute and I recommend it to everybody!

Programs

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Valentina Paris

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Individual Inbound Program Manager
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Valentina is a young Italian woman who moved to Spain after her Bachelor degree to participate in a European Program. Once finished, she decided to remain in Madrid. She has a passion for culture and language, and never stops learning.

What is your favorite travel memory?

I can talk about a lot of travel memories, I don't have a favorite one. When I travel, no matter when, it could be a little town here in Spain, a big European city or whenever.

When I travel, I always remember the people, their faces, eyes and all the feelings they give to me. This is my best memories, people faces and soul!

What do you love most about your job?

I love people, languages, cultures, and discovering the world. Being able to work for an NGO in International Mobility is the best possible job for me.

I get to help people move and connect with others all over the world, and I love listening to and reading about their experiences, their fears, their doubts, and being able to tell them that everything is going to be okay, and knowing that they are going to have the best experience of their life collaborating with others on one of our projects.

It is great to be able to work with people you can learn from every day. It's what I love and appreciate most about working at AIPC Pandora.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We have a lot of stories we can tell -- I think this is particularly common when a participant is in a program that works with children with social issues.

All of our programs are educational and transformative not only because they generate change in the local community, but also in the participants. When we see videos and pictures from their time with us, we can see what they have learned and how grateful they are.

I'm particularly impressed by young, brave students (15 - 16 years old), who decide to come here for a whole academic year. They leave their family and comfort zone to live in Spain with a host family and attend a new school with new classmates. It seems great, and it really is, but it is a big change and must be difficult for a young boy or girl. Seeing the happiness in their eyes while they're in Spain and how they learn and improve is amazing.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Wow, that's a very difficult question. We offer so many programs that I would need so much free time and holiday to participate in each one!

If I had to choose one program, I'd do an internship to improve my knowledge and practice. They are very educational programs that allow participants to learn and work in another country. This is similar to what I've already done -- moving to Spain from Italy to work for an International NGO.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Personally, I think one of the most important things is having a connected team. If all the components of the team fit together, then you will have a successful company. People working together, toward a common goal, is what is needed to accomplish great things.

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