What is AIESEC?
AIESEC is an entirely youth-led not-for-profit organisation present in over 125 countries and territories, and active since 1948.
We provide young people with the opportunity to grow and learn in an exciting new environment, undertaking enriching cross-cultural experiences while having a positive impact on the world and developing relevant skills for their future careers.
We do not discriminate and we are non-political. We firmly stand for our own vision for the world: peace and the fulfillment of humankind’s potential.
To achieve this ambition, in 2010 we set our BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) for AIESEC: to engage with and develop the skills of every young person on the planet.
If you want to know more about our vision, have a look at this video.
What makes AIESEC unique?
Our aim is to develop leadership in young people.
We are independent and we do not discriminate: we want to develop leadership in everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from. All we ask is that they share our values.
And we have a clear way of getting the job done.
Capitalising on our 65+ years of experience, we have developed what we call AIESEC’s Leadership Development Model. If you need more information on how we do what we do, then please take a minute to watch this video.
What does AIESEC provide?
I am not AIESEC member. Can I join the opportunity?
Yes! Global Volunteer is open to every youth between the age of 18 – 30. Do you want to discover your leadership potential while directly impact the communities in another country? If your answer is yes, you are who we are looking for. Apply now!
How do I know the details of the project?
Our projects (opportunities) require the participants to be abroad for a minimum of 6 weeks. We have projects from May to August and November to February. Generally, opportunities are available according to different countries.
How much do I need to pay for Global Volunteer?
It costs 11,000THB as administration fee. Note that administration fee doesn’t include travel fee, flight ticket fee, insurance and daily fee.
Which country can I go?
You can go to any countries registered with AIESEC. Currently, AIESEC in Thailand has formed partnership with countries such as Brazil, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Egypt and Romania. You have a higher chance and accessibility to volunteer abroad in these countries.
Is refunding possible if I pulled out half way?
Partial refund is only possible under certain conditions.
For example, If we failed to provide necessary information and support to you, the refund is possible. Of course, we do not wish that to happen to you!
Why 6 weeks for Global Volunteer?
Our Global Volunteer is catered for 6 weeks because each week you will experience an element of change that is designed by professionals.
I have been through an exchange journey, for the first two weeks, I was experiencing culture shock and adapting myself. Starting from the third week, I discovered more about myself. At the end, I felt I was not ready to go back home! 🙂
I want to join Global Volunteer but I'm available for 4 weeks only. Can I join?
We apologize as we cannot allow an exception as minimum 6 weeks is our standard to ensure the best leadership experience for all participants. We are sure that you will feel that 4 weeks are too short.
Our Global Volunteer is catered for 6 weeks where each week you will experience an element of change that is designed by professionals. I myself have been through an exchange journey, for the first two weeks, I was experiencing culture shock and adapting myself. Starting from the third week, I discovered more about myself and the changes I’m experiencing. At the end, I felt I was not ready to go back home! 🙂
Why don’t you try to negotiate with your university admin if it is possible for you to join this product and return to university a bit later? We can issue an exemption letter to you. Contact us shall you need any support.
AIESEC is a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliated with the UN DPI, member of ICMYO, and is recognized by UNESCO. AIESEC International is registered as a Foundation (Stichting), RSIN #807103895 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.