Make a real impact by working on the ground level with overseas NGOs and schools. Our projects are all linked to targeting one of the UN's Global Goals, including issues like Quality Education, Reduced Inequalities and Gender Equality.
Understand more about yourself - your passions, skills and strengths - as you challenge yourself to step into a completely new environment. Our people offer the support to guide your learning, realisations, and self-discovery.
Our projects enable you to volunteer alongside other passionate, young people from across our diverse global network. Make life long friends and learn about cultures from around the world.
Become a local and immerse yourself in an unknown environment. Our people will help you explore a whole new way of life as your experience new culture and open your mind to a new world-view.
All Global Volunteer projects have been created by schools and NGOs overseas partnering with AIESEC to enable young people from across the world to support tackling the Global Goals relevant in their local communities.
What we provide:
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to teach English to underprivileged children, adolescents and adults in Hanoi, Vietnam. I was able to teach students through the use of interactive games, drawing and singing experiences.
My daily routine consisted of a homemade Vietnamese breakfast, having the morning off to enjoy the buzzing city, and then teaching from 3:00pm to 8:00pm. Because of my experience, I am now more confident, socially aware and have a gigantic sense of satisfaction!
- Thomas Jenkins, Perth. Exchange to Hanoi, Vietnam
One of my most cherished items from my exchange is a drawing from a girl I taught at the orphanage. On my last day at the orphanage, one of the girls came up to me and secretly gave me this amazing drawing. It was so detailed and it actually blew my mind how someone could be so talented.
She told me not to tell any of the other volunteers because she only drew it for me... because she didn’t want me to forget her. I was so touched but so surprised because I didn’t think I had made a big enough impact. The little things actually count and it was these little but meaningful interactions that will always stick with me.
- Tracy Trieu, Sydney. Exchange to Malang, Indonesia.
There was a 16 year old boy in the orphanage I taught at whose name was Emanuel.
Everyday after my English lesson, when the other kids rushed outside to play basketball, Emanuel would chat to me about everything he knew about Australia - kangaroos, koalas and the beach.
I found it incredible how willing and eager he was to learn, and all he needed was to be given that opportunity to do so.
- Josh Solomonsz, Melbourne. Exchange to Manila, the Philippines.
Without the familiarity and comfort of home, I was able to break away from any expectations other people had of me – including my own. I had the freedom to become whoever I wanted to be and explore things I normally wouldn’t have.
I think exchange helps you realise your deeper potential and lets you confront any fears you might have.
It teaches you to become independent and more self-confident, while also enabling you to make a positive impact on the community you work with.
- Helen Chan, Sydney. Exchange to Colombo, Sri Lanka.