Who are we?

We are IAESTE Netherlands. IAESTE, or the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, is an independent, non-profit and non-political student exchange organisation. It provides students in technical degrees with paid, course-related, training abroad and employers with highly skilled, highly motivated trainees, for long or short term projects. With over 80 countries involved and exchanging over 4000 traineeships each year worldwide, it is the largest organisation of its kind in the world.

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Our mission

The core activity of IAESTE is the exchange of trainees for technical experience on a bilateral or multilateral basis and the further development of these services.

Our mission is threefold:

  • To operate a high quality practical training exchange program between members in order to enhance technical and professional development.
  • To promote international understanding, co-operation and trust amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community.
  • To operate irrestpective of race, colour, gender, culture, religious or political beliefs, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression as well as promote non-discriminatory practices.


Member countries

Currently, there are more than 80 member countries in IAESTE, meaning that a world of opportunity is open to you!