Going abroad isn’t the same without unexpected setbacks. First lesson. Never assume your VISA is going to go through the first time. In AIESEC, we always dread this part. We never stop worrying about your interns until they step into the office.
Also, coming from my point of view, the intern, it’s absolutely amazing what AIESECer will go through to get their interns over. I remember sacrificing so much for the sake of AIESEC and I never knew how much people appreciated what I and the other members did. But damn! You owe the host LC big time!
Random sidenote: There IS a God out there! What ever setbacks happen, it always seems to make the experience more interesting and (in the end better) off for you.