Never Give Up: Disappearance of The "Contact Person"

  My program manager Justyna and me took at the Global Village Event in Wroclaw, Poland. 

 

My program manager Justyna and me took at the Global Village Event in Wroclaw, Poland. 

“It’s impossible to make it, just consider this 1000-dollar-ticket as a fee for lesson, do not trust people easily next time.”

I never expected so much trouble before applying for the volunteer program in Poland. Everything ran smoothly and all I needed was an invitation letter for visa.

I waited one week but I did not receive my invitation letter. I was thinking something must go wrong. I tried to contact the contact person. But I could not find her. My contact person from the AIESEC Wroclaw disappeared without any notification. The e-mails I sent her all bounced back, and texts – non-rely. I called her on phone or Skype, never answered. I was panic. The clock was ticking. I only have two weeks left before I fly. I booked the discounted ticket that was no able to change the time. Even the fastest express takes 4 days to deliver a package from Poland to China. And it takes around 7 to 14 business days for the visa process.

My parents told me to give up. “It’s impossible to make it, just consider this 1000-dollar-ticket as a fee for the lesson, do not trust people easily next time.” But I was determined. I would not give up until it is proved impossible. I search the AIESEC homepage and found the E-mail of the president of AIESEC. This little piece of E-mail address was my only hope. The chance seems slim but I had to give it a shot.

You can’t imagine how happy I was when I opened the E-mail box next morning. I received the reply from the president and she phrased it an “Emergency Situation”. And she assigned a program manager – Justyna to assist me with my invitation letter. Thanks to Justyna’s efficiency, I was able to receive my invitation letter the day before my visa application appointment! If I quitted earlier, I would not have been to Poland. I would have missed a great experience.