Am I qualified to go abroad with AIESEC?

Yes, more likely than not, you are!

Anyone interested in having a cross-cultural exchange with AIESEC is younger than 30 years and can finance the experience can go abroad with AIESEC!

Cross-cultural exchange

AIESEC believes in promoting peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential through cross-cultural exchanges. This means that one of the aims of AIESEC’s projects is to create the leaders of tomorrow by putting our volunteers in challenging, unknown environments. Concretely, this means that you can’t go to the country you currently reside in or have lived in in the past, as this would not push you outside of your comfort zone enough.

Younger than 30

AIESEC is a youth organisation by youth, for youth. Youth, following our definition, is everyone below the age of 30. This means that the age of everyone you’ll meet within the organisation and all your fellow volunteers will be between 18 and 30.

Finance the experience

Different volunteer projects cover different things. You will always be picked up from the airport and supported by the local AIESEC entity wherever you go. Accommodation is always provided and often covered. Sometimes, one meal per day is included in the project fee as well. Flights and transportation costs are never covered.

 

Overall, the costs to keep in mind when going abroad with AIESEC are 1. AIESEC fee (349€), 2. Project fee (this always depends on the project itself), 3. Flights, 4. Further expenses (travelling, food, insurance,…). The final cost of a project depends on the country you’re going to and the project you choose.

As you can see, as long as you’re interested in experiencing other cultures, younger than 30 and able to finance your experience – we are the right fit for you!
This post was written by AIESEC in the Netherlands. We offer international voluntary projects and professional internships with the aim of developing leadership in youth. 
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