We are a Youth Leadership Movement!

AIESEC was founded way back in 1948 in 7 countries in Europe. Now, more than 68 years later we’re present in over 126 countries and territories and are still growing.

A Youth Leadership Movement

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 Youth 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.

Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Atisaari of Finland.

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The AIESEC Way

Our Vision

Our Values

Striving for Excellence

We aim to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do. Through creativity and innovation, we seek to continuously improve.

Demonstrating Integrity

We are consistent and transparent in our decisions and actions. We fulfil our commitments and conduct ourselves in a way that is true to our vision.

Activating Leadership

We lead by example and inspire leadership through action and results, taking full responsibility for developing others.

Acting Sustainably

We act in a way that is sustainable for our organisation and society. Our decisions take into account the needs of future generations.

Enjoying Participation

We create dynamic and welcoming environments which stimulate active and enthusiastic participation by our members.

Living Diversity

We seek to learn from the different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. We respect and actively encourage the contribution of every individual.

Our Story

1948

AIESEC is officially founded after WWII with the mission “to expand the understanding of a nation by expanding the understanding of the individuals, changing the world one person at a time.”

1977

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.

2010

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.

2015

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.

70,000
Active Members
24,000
Universities Represented
120
Countries Represented
21,000
Volunteering Opportunities
6,000
Opportunities Within AIESEC
1,000,000
AIESEC Alumni

We are a Youth Leadership Movement

We proudly count a Nobel Peace Price laureate and numerous world, business and NGO leaders amongst our one million strong alumni community across the world. To date, we've delivered over 480,000 internship and volunteering experiences, and it's all been led by young leaders who believe in making the world a better place.

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