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Aims and Mission


  • To provide students in higher education with technical experience relevant to their studies
  • To offer employers well-qualified and motivated trainees
  • To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities


  • To operate a high quality practical training exchange program between members in order to enhance technical and professional development
  • To promote international understanding, co-operation and trust amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community
  • To operate irrespective of┬árace, colour, gender, culture, religious or political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. To promote non-discriminatory practices.


The core activity of the Association is the exchange of trainees for technical experience on a bilateral or multilateral basis and the further development of these services.
The Association is an independent, non-political and non-governmental body.

IAESTE maintains consultative or operational relationships with various agencies of the United Nations including UNESCO and UNIDO.

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