What is AIESEC?

AIESEC is a global platform whose goal is to explore and develop the leadership potential in young people. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of higher education institutions. We are interested in world issues, leadership, and management. AIESEC does not discriminate based on ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national/social origin.

Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have gone through AIESEC experiences. Our organization's impact can be seen through our alumni who represent businesses, NGOs and have become world leaders; among them, you can find Martti Ahtisaari of Finland, who was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2008.

Why was AIESEC founded?

AIESEC was established in 1948 after World War II, when seven young students from seven different countries had a dream of building cross-cultural understanding across nations, to avoid going through a similar situation again in the future, because they realize we have more things in common than differences. They hoped to change the world, one person, and one internship at a time.

What is AIESEC goal?

AIESEC is a youth leadership movement We are passionately driven by one cause, peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential. We understand how huge this goal is, and our approach is to impact positively as many people and as many communities in order to built this goal, one person at the time.

Why do you develop leadership?

We believe that leadership is the fundamental solution for all problems in the world, with better leaders we will have a better world. Which is why, we believe that youth is the key to shaping a better future, since THEY(you) will become the leaders of the future. Through our experiences in challenging environments, we aim to develop what we consider fundamental leadership skills and core values that any person should have to become a great leader.

What is the process to join AIESEC after I complete my exchange?

You can stay in touch with your Local AIESEC representative after your exchange so that they keep you informed about when the local recruitment rounds take place and you can enroll through the same.
Was this article helpful?
Thank you!