Afiq, 22 : Management, 3rd year
My name is Muhammmad Nor Afiq Bin Mohd Shukri. I’m 22 years old and I’m from Penang. I’m 3rd year of Management course in USM and majoring in International Business. What motivates me to join Buddies is the spirit of volunteerism and I got to be one of the ambassadors for USM and Malaysia. Joining Buddies really taught me to be more confident and learn to interact with other peoples especially the exchange student. I got to know lots of friend from different country. Before I joined Buddies, the things that totally different about me is my personality. I’m quite introvert before, but after joining and experiencing every single activity that have been organized, I’m being more extrovert person and confident about myself. And joining Buddies is like you getting new family. It is really blessed to be surrounded by people who very care about you. By joining this organization, I learnt how to be a good ambassador for Malaysia and USM. Giving a good impression for exchange student is quite difficult for me at first, but I learnt a lot in Buddies. As one of Buddies, we don’t really care what races, religions or ideology you are. We are totally same and equal from each other. Every single person will help each other to make the Exchange student enjoyed living in Malaysia and USM especially. We feel the happiness from the exchange student’s happiness. They enjoyed, we enjoyed. If they love the life experience in Penang, I would be satisfied enough. It is going to be great memory for them about USM, Penang and Malaysia. Once you be a Buddies, you always be a Buddies.