AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation 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 ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national / social origin.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 Atisaari of Finland.
AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) was originally an acronym for Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales. AIESEC is no longer used as an acronym but simply as the name of the organisation.
Members of AIESEC are known as “AIESECers.”
We are a global network of young leaders under the age of 30 striving to better ourselves and the communities around us. We are passionate about world issues, leadership development, cultural understanding, and experiential learning. AIESEC spans 126 countries and territories and every aspect of our 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. Our leadership teams are elected by the membership annually.
Our belief is that sustainable, globally-minded leadership can help us solve many of today’s challenges. Our global platform enables young people to grow in confidence, gain experience, and have the opportunity to fail while learning fast. By doing so, they can understand more about themselves and the world around them - and just how much their actions can change the environment they live in.
AIESEC Canada is a registered charity run for youth, by youth working daily to provide Canadian youth and companies opportunities for international exchange. Through our membership and exchange programs, young people have the opportunity to develop their leadership in a global environment.
To learn more check out our full website aiesec.ca