WHY WE DO

The problems that we face today are increasingly international in scale; what previously were confined to the realms of the nation-state now spell global implications. To respond to these complex challenges, the leaders of today and tomorrow can no longer afford to be ignorant of cultural differences, but instead must be intimately aware of these dynamics. Developing responsible and entrepreneurial leadership qualities, then, depends intrinsically on cross-cultural exchanges. 

WHAT WE DO

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Ever since the end of World War II, AIESEC has been connecting talented youth with NGOs, social enterprises, and other institutions for the public good. Together, we can achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential. 

THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

AIESEC Global Volunteer is an intensive, international volunteer abroad experience that provides young people with the opportunity to collaborate on projects solving today's most pressing social issues. Through this, we empower communities and individuals to create a more sustainable and healthy future. 

So step out of your comfort zone, challenge your worldview, and have a meaningful engagement with the world today.

Understand and shape yourself into the person you wish to be, and the world with it.

Go abroad with AIESEC.

FAQ

How do I get started?

To start your experience, you'll need to apply using this form. An AIESEC representative will reach out to you once your profile is created, and they will assist you with any questions you'll have or support you'll need throughout the process.


WHen was aiesec founded?

AIESEC was founded in 1948 in 7 countries in Europe by Jean Choplin (France), Bengt Sjøstrand (Sweden), and Dr. Albert Kaltenthaler (Germany). Over 65 years later we are present in 127 countries and territories. 


Who is AIESEC affiliated with?

AIESEC does not have any explicit political affiliation, be it national or international. AIESEC is not a subsidiary or dependent entity of any other bodies in its work, sustainability or decisions.

We are in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognised by UNESCO.


Who runs AIESEC?

We are a global network of young leaders under the age of 30 who strive to better themselves and the communities around them. We are passionate about world issues, leadership development, cultural understanding and experiential learning. The organization spans 126 countries and territories and every aspect of AIESEC’s operations are managed by students and recent graduates.

We have operated in this way since our inception, making us uniquely “by students, for students”, for over 65 years. The global leadership teams are elected by the membership annually.

At Yale, we are 16 students who facilitate the process for you to go on your internship. When you are in-country at your internship, you are taken care of by like-minded youth who run the AIESEC committee there and are responsible for working with businesses and organizations to set up your internship and help you explore their culture.