What is AIESEC?
AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national/social origin.
we are a youth leadership movement
AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, where seven youth across seven countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations. They hoped to change the world, one person and one internship at a time.
By 1977, AIESEC was present in 50 countries across six continents! To this date, over 40,000 young people around the world had participated in a leadership development experience.
In 2010, AIESEC crosses 10,000 experiences delivered in one year alone for the first time. By now, over 230,000 experiences have been provided, all facilitated by youth for youth.
In 2015, AIESEC’s youth leaders from 126 countries and territories in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth gathered at the United Nations Headquarters to promote and drive youth participation in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The relevance and contribution of AIESEC is clearer than ever.
We develop youth leaders
We believe that youth are the key to shaping a better future. Through our experiences we strive to develop youth leaders with the following qualities
Engage with all kinds of people towards achieving a purpose bigger than yourself. This is how you can empower others around you.
Going beyond what you know opens up new worlds for you. Find your values, explore your passions, and become more self-aware.
Volunteering abroad isn’t easy, but surpassing challenges is what makes it worth it. You will learn how to be solution-oriented.
Making your contribution and seeing your impact in real-time will show you that you can indeed make a difference the world.