The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, Association sans but lucratif (non-profit association), commonly known as IAESTE A.s.b.l. is an association of national committees representing academic, industrial and student interests. It is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organization, founded in London's Imperial College at the initiative of James Newby in 1948. Now IAESTE is represented in over 80 countries on 6 continents, providing around 4,000 internships annually.
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Work. Experience. Discover.
Since 1948, IAESTE has been providing young Science and Engineering students from around the world with paid, course related work experience. Similarly, IAESTE has been a source of high quality trainees for companies and institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide. In IAESTE, we are committed to fostering international understanding and impacting on the development of young people through international exchange. Our core values of friendship, trust, respect, professionalism, development and intercultural cooperation serve as a foundation for our strong organisational culture and as the principles that guide all our work and daily activities.