IAESTE Exchange Program

The IAESTE exchange program is the most popular international student exchange program specializing in science and technology.

As an employer, IAESTE gives you:

  • access to a pool of more than 10,000 Science, Engineering and Applied Arts undergraduates and recent graduates, in over 1,000 universities from over 80 countries world-wide
  • highly skilled workers at reduced cost
  • an opportunity to learn about the culture and technological expertise of other countries
  • a chance to view your enterprise from a different perspective and develop present and future business partners within a global context

Some more of the benefits of working with us:

Tailor made and expert

  • IAESTE is an employer-led programme, meaning students are selected according to your requirements, which can stipulate criteria such as: subject area; specialisation; level of study; technical experience, language requirements, nationality and duration
  • IAESTE trainees are ideally placed to carry out short-term projects and to help develop new business opportunities overseas

Skilled and high-calibre

  • Students are hand-picked (carefully selected) through a stringent, 3-tier selection process from a pool of over 1000 universities worldwide
  • Hard working, high calibre and highly motivated trainees, with appropriate technical knowledge and experience
  • Trainees with excellent communication skills (English is mandatory for the participation in the exchange programme)
  • Previous IAESTE trainees have worked on award winning projects, been credited in published academic research and been offered employment upon completion of their placement both overseas and in their home countries.


  • IAESTE students bring an international dimension to the workplace as well as fresh ideas and different, often innovative perspectives.
  • You strengthen the intercultural competence of your team and enrich your daily working life
  • If your company is looking to expand into new international markets, IAESTE is a great way to build contacts and cultural links, as well as ambassadors for your company


  • IAESTE in your country will provide expertise in navigating necessary visa/work authorisation
  • Support/arrange accommodation
  • organise social and cultural activities for the trainees
  • Letting IAESTE take care of the details will leave you hassle-free to get the most out of the traineeship, while your intern will be socially integrated in your country


  • IAESTE is a reciprocal programme, so your offer of a placement for a foreign student guarantees a placement abroad for student of your country, directly building the local skill base
  • All students gain great experience to put on their CVs and return with increased confidence and renewed enthusiasm for their field


If you are interested in participating, get in touch with us.