Tens of thousands of students and recent graduates, each year, in over 110 countries, manage an organisation that facilitates tens of thousands of international exchanges so that young people may experience and understand cultures other than their own.
We believe that being part of this global community, taking these management and leadership opportunities and having the chance to learn and question our roles in society gives us as AIESECers a bit of power and direction in becoming change agents for positive impact.
Our Mission AIESEC develops responsible, global leaders
How We Do It by providing a self-driven, practical learning experience
What We Envision for peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential
AIESEC was founded in 1948 by students from 7 countries in Europe. Now, more than 60 years later we’re present in over 110 countries and territories and are still growing.
What’s more, since its foundation, AIESEC has been entirely youth-led. This means every single year, new leadership teams are elected from the membership at every level of the international association. Our organization has been recognized as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world.
This means we have over 1,000,000 alumni who’ve been through an ‘AIESEC Experience’ many of whom have gone on to do incredible things. Our alumni include leaders within business, global politicians and even a Nobel Peace Laureate.
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AIESEC in Austria
In 2013, AIESEC in Austria will celebrate its 60th anniversary proudly looking back at 60 years of youth leadership development in Austria.
From providing international experiences in more than 110 countries, to offering management & leadership opportunities to thousands of Austrian students, AIESEC in Austria has managed to stay relevant through its 60 years of existence.
Founded in 1952 as a local student chapter at the Hochschule für Welthandel (now the Vienna University of Economics and Business) and joined the international AIESEC network in 1953, the organisation has continually expanded its reach and is now present in 6 Austrian cities with local offices at universities in Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Klagenfurt and Innsbruck.
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