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AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Founded in 1948, AIESEC is a non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization entirely run by youth for youth.

AIESEC was originally an acronym for Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales. AIESEC is no longer used as an acronym but simply as the name of the organization.
Members of AIESEC are known as “AIESECers.”

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.

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 are clearer than ever.

We live in a global world.  We cooperate and compete on a global scale. Your future job market will most likely be international. You will become part of an international network. You may even find yourself living in another country in the future.

To become a global citizen, you need to be not only academically highly qualified, but you must also acquire and demonstrate broad cross-cultural understanding, and foreign language skills, in order to be able to pursue a borderless career.

You can take the first step right now and join AIESEC.

AIESEC offers three (3) interesting main programs: Global Volunteer Program, Global Leader Program, and Global Talent Program.

for further information on AIESEC programs, please do not hesitate to contact: aiesec@uksw.edu.