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Develop yourself around the world

Over the past ten years, we’ve sent thousands of young Australians abroad to our network of volunteer projects on life-changing experiences to impact the world.

Real impact in communities

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.

Challenge and discover yourself

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.

Friendships across the world

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.

Shape your world-view

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.

A life-changing experience a few clicks away

Step 1: Create an online profile for free

Fill out your profile on our online Opportunities Portal.

Browse and apply to projects abroad through our network.

Step 2: Sit a Skype interview, find a match

Sit a Skype chat with our overseas Project Managers.

Show them why you care, ask them questions and if it’s all good - pay, sign and you’re set!

Step 3: Get ready, get prepared

Receive personalised support from your local AIESEC consultant who will be there throughout your journey.

Attend our preparation spaces. Sort out flights, visa & logistics.

Step 4: Step outside your comfort zone

Pack your bags, open your mind and get ready to challenge yourself to be uncomfortable.

Discover your world and most importantly, yourself.

$950

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:

  • Project Coordination
    We partner with not-for-profits and schools to create projects that directly address one of the targets of the United Nations's 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. These are local organisations addressing local issues in sustainable ways where projects are enhanced by global volunteers.

  • Individual Leadership Development Learning Program
    We offer tailored support to help you make the most of your experience from beginning to end. We provide you with a self-driven experience where you will undoubtedly face challenges, but have the support network for you to have the freedom to fail and learn.

  • Logistics Support
    We provide assistance with VISA, airport pickup and departure, assistance with accommodation, transport and basic necessities. Local AIESECers from abroad will act as your insider guide to help you get settled into your new environment.

  • Personalised Support
    Each participant will have an individual learning partner both from AIESEC in Australia and from your local AIESEC entity abroad. They will be part of your support network, will encourage you to fully process your experience, and will be available to assist in the case of any potential issues that may arise.

  • Virtual & Physical Education Workshops and Resources
    Going abroad by yourself is not a small task - even if you've done it before! We host preparation spaces so that you have the information to get ready not just physically, but also mentally and emotionally for the journey ahead. This includes things like packing tips, dealing with culture shock, and personal goal setting to help you stay focused.

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.

Developing globally-minded leaders for a better world

In AIESEC, we believe that everyone has the ability to change the world - even if they don't know it yet.

That's why our mission is to help enable young people develop
these four leadership qualities through our experiences.

Join tens of thousands of other young people who go through an AIESEC experience annually.

Myself & I:
Self-Awareness

  • Understands and lives personal values
    Focuses on strengths over weaknesses
    Explores one's passions

Me & others:
Empowering Others

  • Communicates effectively in diverse environments
  • Develops & empowers other people
  • Engages with others to achieve a bigger purpose

Me & the world:
World Citizen

  • Believes in their ability to make a difference in the world
    Interested in world issues
  • Enjoys taking responsibility for improving the world

Me & my actions:
Solution Oriented

  • Adapts and shows resilience in the face of challenges
  • Transmits positivity to move forward throughout uncertainty
    Takes risks when it's needed