So what is AIESEC?
AIESEC is a French acronym meaning “Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales.” While we still feel a strong connection to our roots, we no longer use the French acronym. We instead use AIESEC (pronounced “eye-sek”) simply as is.
AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students 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 race, color, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national, ethnic or social origin.
AIESEC in Numbers
- 113 Countries and territories
- 780 Local Offices
- 2,400 Universities
- 86,000 Members
- 24,000 Leadership Experiences
- 500 Conferences annually
- 5,000 International Internships
- 15,000 International Volunteer Experiences
- 8,000 Partner Organisations
- 1,000,000 Alumni
- 64 years of experience
The Way we do it
Our values provide a way for AIESEC to encourage common behaviour across our global network.
We lead by example and inspire leadership through actions and results. We take full responsibility for developing the potential of other people.
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 ideals.
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.
We have a dynamic environment created by active and enthusiastic involvement of individuals. We enjoy being involved in AIESEC.
Striving for Excellence
We aim to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do. Through creativity and innovation we seek to continuously improve our results.
We act in a way that is sustainable for our organisation and society. Our decisions take into account the needs of future generations.