Tens of thousands of students and recent graduates, each year, in over 100 countries manage an organisation that facilitates tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people may experience and understand cultures other than their own.
AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences.
We believe that being part of this global community, taking these management and leadership opportunities and having the chance to learn and define our roles in society gives us as AIESECers a bit of direction in becoming change agents who can positively influence our world in the future.
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AIESEC develops future responsible global leaders.
How We Do It
by providing self-driven, practical learning experiences
What We Envision
for peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential
A.I.E.S.E.C. 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 organisation.
AIESEC was founded way back in 1948 in 7 countries in Europe. Now, more than 60 years later we're present in over 110 countries and territories and are still growing.
What's more, since its foundation, AIESEC has been entirely youth-led. This means every single year, new leadership teams are elected from the membership at every level of the international association.
This means we have over 1,000,000 alumni who've been through an 'AIESEC Experience' many of whom have gone on to do incredible things. Our alumni include leaders within business, global politicians and even a Nobel Peace Laureate.