Developing global-minded youth leaders to make an impact

In AIESEC, we believe that everyone has the ability to change the world - even if they don't know it yet. This is why our mission is to help enable young people develop themselves through experiential and practical learning with the programs we offer. Join tens of thousands of other young people around the world who have been through an AIESEC experience annually!
Our programs:

Develop yourself around the world

Over the past ten years, we've sent thousands of young in Singapore abroad to our
network of volunteer projects on life-changing experiences to impact the world.
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Real impact in communities

Make a real impact by working on the ground level with overseas NGOs and schools. Our projects are all linked to targeting one of the UN's Global Goals, including issues like Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality.

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Friendships across the world

Our projects enable you to volunteer alongside other passionate, young people from across our diverse global network. Make life long friends and learn about cultures from around the world.

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Challenge and discover yourself

Understand more about yourself - your passions, skills and strengths - as you challenge yourself to step into a completely new environment. Our people offer the support to guide your learning, realisations, and self-discovery.

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Shape your world-view

Become a local and immerse yourself in an unknown environment. Our people will help you explore a whole new way of life as your experience new culture and open your mind to a new world-view.

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All Global Volunteer projects have been created by schools and NGOs overseas partnering with AIESEC to enable young people from across the world to support tackling the Global Goals relevant in their local communities.

AIESEC helps coordinate the project, as well as provide:

  • Individual Leadership Development Learning Program
    Tailored support to help you make the most of your experience
  • Logistics Support
    Includes assistance with VISA, airport pickup and departure, assistance with accommodation, transport and basic necessities
  • Personalised Support
    All participants provided with an individual learning partner both from AIESEC in Australia and abroad
  • Virtual & Physical Education Workshops and Resources
Here's where it could start:

Challenge everything. Your perspective. Your world-view. Yourself.

Jump into an unknown world, get a taste of the start-up life,
and step up to the challenge of building from the bottom-up.
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Learn to hustle

Experience the Start Up movement for yourself and work alongside entrepreneurs challenging the status quo. Learn how to hustle in a flexible, open environment and see what it takes to start and run a company.

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Build your global network

Our projects enable you to meet other passionate, young people from across our diverse global network, including ambitious entrepreneurs who dream big and work hard. Network while you work, enjoy, and learn about cultures from around the world.

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Uncover your strengths

Understand more about yourself - your passions, skills and strengths - as you challenge yourself to step into a completely new environment. Our people offer the support to guide your learning, realisations, and self-discovery.

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Shape your world-view

Become a local and immerse yourself in an unknown environment. Our people will help you explore a whole new way of life as your experience new culture and open your mind to a new world-view.

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All Global Entrepreneur projects have been created by startups overseas partnering with AIESEC to enable young people from across the world to empower new ventures.

AIESEC helps coordinate the project, as well as provide:

  • Individual Leadership Development Learning Program
    Tailored support to help you make the most of your experience
  • Logistics Support
    Includes assistance with VISA, airport pickup and departure, assistance with accommodation, transport and basic necessities
  • Personalised Support
    All participants provided with an individual learning partner both from AIESEC in Australia and abroad
  • Virtual & Physical Education Workshops and Resources
  • Flexible working environment with ambitious entrepreneurs
    Participants are able to experience different working areas, working in close contact with founding members
  • Resume and Interview Support
    Participants are provided with a review of their CV and interview preparation
Here's where it could start:

Don't just check off your career journey. Live it.

Be one of the thousands of students and recent graduates that
take part in an international work placement every year.
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Gain international experience

Work in a global environment and truly challenge your skills, knowledge and perspectives in a new market. Go beyond your role and pick up team management, time management, communication, sales, and marketing skills along the way - just a sample of some of the top skills our returned interns have said they've developed.

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Build your global network

Our projects enable you to meet other passionate, young people from across our diverse global network, including ambitious entrepreneurs who dream big and work hard. Network while you work, enjoy, and learn about cultures from around the world.

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Uncover your strengths

Understand more about yourself - your passions, skills and strengths - as you challenge yourself to step into a completely new environment. Our people offer the support to guide your learning, realisations, and self-discovery.

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Work abroad, live like a local

Go as a foreigner but truly live like a local. There's no better way to understand and get to know a new culture then to live in it. Spend your days at the office, nights exploring with the other interns and weekends exploring new cities.

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Our Global Talent placements allow you to have an international working placement at a registered company and/or educational institution in another country. You will have a clear job description and a supervisor to ensure you make the most of the opportunity.

AIESEC helps coordinate the project, as well as provide:

  • Individual Leadership Development Learning Program
    Tailored support to help you make the most of your experience
  • Logistics Support
    Includes assistance with VISA, airport pickup and departure, assistance with accommodation, transport and basic necessities
  • Personalised Support
    All participants provided with an individual learning partner both from AIESEC in Australia and abroad
  • Virtual & Physical Education Workshops and Resources
  • Supervised Working Environment with Professional Feedback Spaces
    Participants will receive job descriptions and regular touchpoints with their managers for professional learning
  • Resume and Interview Support
    Participants are provided with a review of their CV and interview preparation
Here's where it could start:
  • Through my volunteer experience, I learnt how to work with different people from different cultures. It is quite hard for me to communicate with the Vietnamese people at first due to language barriers. However, I learnt how to think from their perspectives and respect them along my volunteer journey. I also deeply experienced the culture in Vietnam. I helped and assisted the Vietnamese to understand more about the strategic development of businesses and how to really execute those business ideas. I worked with the local NGO to set up businesses in order to provide the locals with necessary resources to earn sustainable profit to support their daily operations.

    - Jonathan Yeo, NUS Exchange to Vietnam
  • My overall experience in Taiwan is very satisfying. They put in efforts to make me feel comfortable there by arranging meet up sessions with other AIESECers and even surprising me for my birthday! The school which I volunteered in also helped to ensure that I was adapting during my internship period there. I learnt more about myself more during the project and being more independent since I was alone and knew no one before. I also learnt how to communicate with people of different ages, since most of the time I interact with kids and the teachers who are older than me. It was a very enriching and unique experience that we won’t get from other programs in university.

    - Nathaniel, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • Through this volunteering project and living abroad alone for the first time, I have many opportunities in developing my independence and being able to multi-task. Furthermore, I got the chance to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures, enhancing my cross-cultural experience. By sharing my own culture, the children get to know and see the world through my sharings. I felt I have bring them to a country outside of Taiwan! Other than being taught to see things from different perspectives, the children are now more motivated to pursue what they are interested in.

    - Jan Wai, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • Never have I met so many people within a short span of 51 days, and never have I bade farewell that amounted to hundreds. Some farewells were temporary and some were made for the distant future. But they had one thing in common: they made me appreciate the dynamics of relationships. In the end, the choice is up to you. 6 weeks may seem like a rather long while to be spending overseas where one could be undertaking an internship or going for university social camps. But for myself, my aim for embarking on this programme was to see the world and immerse myself in a different culture, to diversify my life experience away from the ordinary path of internships and camps during summer breaks, and to find myself.

    - Martin Indrawarta, NUS Exchange to Poland
  • I've been learning about the country, learning about the people, learning about myself. I've contributed in ways I never dream I would contribute before--bettering others' lives through teaching not only English, but other valuable computer skills that we Singaporeans brush off lightly. The Laos people, on the other hand, have taught me values that money can never buy in Singapore--that of generosity, kindness, and knowing what's more important in life--money over friends. I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincerest gratitude to both my university and AIESEC: for presenting me this invaluable opportunity in this land-locked country. Without them, I would never have had set foot here, in this year; probably never in my life.    

    - Shawn, NUS Exchange to Laos
  • One of the things I’m most grateful for to be here in the camp is just to be able to listen. To listen to laughter, or the friendly jokes being passed around, or the fierce footsteps on the court as a team scores a goal at the gymnasium – I just love being here. And especially being here to listen to stories of struggle, curiosity, and joy. I am indeed grateful for my family, my country and AIESEC – for allowing me enough abundance to reach out to others.

    - Christopher Toh, SIM Exchange to Hungary
  • These two months in Chia Yi was so much fun and fulfilling. It was really an enriching leadership experience for me to participate in this project. I have so much fun in the volunteering journey and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is going next year to Taiwan. Overall, I really had a wonderful time in Taiwan. The friends I have made in Taiwan will always be remembered. Technology now is so advance that we can connect anywhere anytime. Thank you AIESEC for giving me a wonderful and unforgettable experience!

    - Zhi Hong, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • I joined the volunteering project because I wanted to experience something more and different from my everyday university life, and also to be able to immerse myself in a new culture and at the same time work with less privileged sections of society. Being in Sri Lanka was very eye-opening. I was able to build friendships with people from all over the world. For the whole seven weeks that I was in Sri Lanka, I learnt so much about not only Sri Lankan culture but also from the cultures of the other interns whom I lived and worked with. I would also say that it's when you are in an unfamiliar environment when you really learn about yourself too. So, it was an introspective and reflecting journey for me as well. Sri Lanka is so beautiful, both physically and in their people's hospitable and carefree manner.

    - Ameera, SIM Exchange to Sri Lanka
  • Egypt is a place that has been on the top of my list since young, and being part of the BackPackers Egypt Project, it has given me an opportunity to embrace the culture, language, down-to-earth people and not forgetting its rich history. I have always dreamed of traveling the world, and I think that being a backpacker and spending time with native people is the best way to learn the culture, language and their way of life. Being the pioneer for this unique project I am extremely satisfied with the outcome of the project and it is probably the best decision I've ever made!

    - Mohaiyadeen, SIM Exchange to Egypt
  • AIESEC Egypt Ain Shams Poverty Reduction program is held in Summer 2016, June to September. Being in the recycling team and the marketing team have expanded the scope of my duties from the ground work to meeting key companies, NGOs and local activists. Interns here get to ‘walk like an Egyptian’ for 6 weeks and experience life in Cairo/ Giza, one of the earliest civilization in man’s history. To adapt, explore and fulfil the required duties cultivate oneself in a way words can hardly describe. The only way is to be there; be a global citizen in Egypt.  

    - Jack Yap, SIM Exchange to Egypt
  • My AIESEC experience was one of the best moments of my life. It allowed me to experience new things that I never expected I will do in my life. First time conducting a lesson, first time riding a horse, first time painting on a wall, first time using Google Translate to communicate, first time on a solo trip and much more. Every day was a new exciting journey and I have enjoyed my life so much.

    An AIESEC exchange enabled me to be independent and take my first step into the uncertain area that has yet to be explored because when you are alone, you are forced to be independent and solve the problem by yourself. It is not easy at the beginning, but it helps to boost your confidence in the area of decision making as well as be prepared for any uncertainty.

    - Austin, SMU Exchange to Poland
  • The most important thing I learnt from my GV experience was the idea of loving what you do and being able to give your all in whatever you do. The Brazilian AIESECers loved everything they did, be it welcoming new people, bringing people around, and even carrying out LEAD sessions. It was such an inspiration as not everyone is like that in Singapore, and it is something that I have brought back in my beliefs, and has permeated in whatever I do as a person.

    It was a fantastic experience, and it is one experience that I would never trade for anything else in the world.

    - Ting Jun, SMU Exchange to Brazil
  • Coming on this trip allowed me to see a side to Thailand that I never knew - beyond the bright lights of Bangkok, the bustling night markets of Chiang Mai, the serene beaches of Pattaya .. lies the welcoming hearts of the Thai people. I received nothing short of the most overwhelming hospitality here in Phichit, a province that no one outside Thailand knows. In a completely foreign land, my host offered me help whenever I need it, and my students make me look forward to school everyday.

    - Levonne Goh, NUS Exchange to Thailand
  • I'm not exaggerating when I say that embarking on the global volunteer project in Poland is one of the best experience of my life. I taught in five schools in total, and received the warmest and kindest reception from the students, teachers and host families. After lessons each day, special activities were planned for the volunteers to ensure we got the full polish experience. We went kayaking, horse riding, and even attended a polish prom night! The best thing about this journey was meeting a bunch of lifelong friends from all over the world.

    - Phang Jingyi, NUS Exchange to Poland
  • We spent our last weekend together out in a Finnish cottage in the middle of the forest, where the population of animals far exceed the population of humans present. It was midsummer and we had this gorgeous view of a lake. The most memorable experience during my journey was swimming in that lake, surrounded by nature, watching the sunset with my close friends.

    It is one thing to say that you have travelled across the world, but another to say that you have friends across the world that you can rely on.

    - Isabella, NUS Exchange to Finland
  • Working hard on the farm also allowed me to truly take a breather from hectic city life, critically evaluate the current situation of organic agriculture and appreciate my natural surroundings

    (something we city kids do not seem to CARROT all!).

    - Marilyn Lee, NUS Exchange to Taiwan
  • My GV journey represented my first attempt at living in a foreign country and learning to gain the independence and 'street smarts' to adapt to a different culture. Living and working with my other project mates, in additional to the local Tunisian AIESECers really thought me how to break through my own personal preconceptions about culture and realise the common potential that lies within youths around the world.

    - Sharafina, NUS Exchange to Tunisia
  • The interactions with the teachers and students gave me a deeper insight on how people from various cultural backgrounds collaborate. My team was also featured on the local news! I felt highly valued and could see how I impacted the local stakeholders of Lower Silesia!

    Each week, I also stayed with a different host family and had the opportunity to truly integrate with the locals when I witnessed a Polish presidential election, tasted unique Polish cuisine and learnt the challenging native language.

    - Jialiang, NUS Exchange to Poland
  • I was able to make a lasting impact to the community by inspiring the Taiwanese locals, villagers and students to learn English and exposing them to the global culture. It was the first time that I felt truly alive and to know what I was doing left an indelible mark on their lives was more than I could ask for.

    Throughout this journey, I also better understood my values and the support that I received from the AIESEC community made this journey even sweeter. We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

    - Terence Lim, NUS Exchange to Taiwan
  • Living in Vietnam over the past few weeks is definitely an experience that I would not forget. I took part in the Chance Giver project which was aimed at teaching the English language to university students in Vietnam. The best thing about my trip was the interns in my project. I cannot imagine how different my trip would have been if they were not there to experience it with me. We had lots of fun together from drinking cà phê sữa đá (Vietnamese iced coffee), eating Bàhn mì (Vietnamese sandwich), hitting the Hair of the Dog (a local pub) during the weekends in District 1, to taking trips, they were like my family during my stay in Vietnam and I would not trade the experience I had with them with anything else in the world!

    - Ramona, NTU Exchange to Vietnam
  • Don’t wait for opportunities to knock on your door. Instead, go out of your comfort zone, and create your own unique experiences. Be confident. Do not let fear discourage you from achieving what you have always wanted to do.  I have always wonder how it feels like to be a teacher.

    As such, I decided to take on this 6 weeks long.

    AIESEC education volunteering programme to Chiayi, Taiwan. And I enjoyed every single moment. From the planning of interesting teaching materials to the execution of delivering a full English lesson.

    For an introvert, this has been a challenging task with many obstacles, but the passion for making a difference through teaching allows me to conquer my fears.

    - Li Na, NTU Exchange to Taiwan
  • I taught English and Culture at three schools, which were all different in so many ways. In some, I was conducting English practice sessions, while in others the school wanted toemphasise on an exchange of culture and interactions such that Polish kids learn to embrace new cultures. I have never felt so much life in my everyday life before. I received so much warmth and love from my host parents and siblings and they made it a must to let me try every single new Polish dish, visit castles and secret getaway places while they listened intently whenever I shared stories of myself. I am sure we all were mutually grateful to have had each other asfamily at that point in our lives.

    - Myo Myo, NTU Exchange to Poland

A life-changing experience a few clicks away

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Step 1: Create an account and apply for projects

Browse through the website at http://aiesec.org/ to view projects that are available. Create an account and apply to projects of your choice!

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Step 2: Secure an interview and get matched

Sit for an interview with the projects/internship positions you have applied for. Get matched to the projects/ internships that you are suitable for. Show them why you care, ask them questions and if it's all good - pay, sign and you're set!

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Step 3: Get ready, get prepared

Receive personalised support from your local AIESEC manager who will be attached to you throughout your journey. Attend our preparation spaces. Sort out flights, visa, insurance & logistics.

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Step 4: Step outside your comfort zone

Pack your bags, open your mind and get ready to embark on a life-changing experience! Discover your world and most importantly, yourself.