We develop the leaders of the future.
AIESEC is a global network of people that simply believe that youth leadership is not an option, but our responsibility.
Present all around the world
AIESEC is the largest youth-led organisation in the world! In the Netherlands, we work with 300 volunteers in 12 offices to support our mission since 1948
Meet our people
We are global, independent, non-political and not for profit.
AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, creed, religion or national, ethnic or social origin. You could kind of say it’s in our values.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AIESEC?
Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland.
What does AIESEC stand for?
Members of AIESEC are known as “AIESECers.”
What does youth-run mean?
The organisation spans 126 countries and territories and every aspect of AIESEC’s operations are managed by students and recent graduates.
We have operated in this way since our inception, making us uniquely “by young people, for young people”, for over 65 years. The global leadership teams are elected by the membership annually.
What does it mean that you are independent and non-political?
AIESEC is not a subsidiary or dependent entity of any other bodies in its work, sustainability or decisions.
We are in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognised by UNESCO.