Mission and Aims



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 race, 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.