International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

With over 65 years of experience in arranging international work experience for young scientists, engineers and architects, the IAESTE programme is able to assist employers and students in over 80 countries.

IAESTE’s aims:

  • to provide science, engineering and applied arts undergraduates with training experience abroad relevant to their studies
  • to offer employers well qualified and motivated foreign trainees
  • to be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host employers

IAESTE arranges paid course-related vacation training abroad on a reciprocal exchange basis so that in every participating country IAESTE trainees are both entering and leaving for placements.

Become Part of the IAESTE Community

Since its foundation at Imperial College London in 1948, IAESTE has exchanged over 330,000 students worldwide, playing a key role in the development of engineers and scientists able to make their mark in a global economy.

In the UK IAESTE is administered by the British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities which builds engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.

For more information, see the official IAESTE UK webpage: http://www.iaeste.org.uk