O que é a IAESTE?
A International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, é uma entidade não governamental, apolítica e sem fins lucrativos, membro consultivo da UNESCO, fundada em 1948 pelo Imperial College, em Londres e presente nos 5 continentes.
A IAESTE promove intercâmbio entre estudantes com vínculo universitário em mais de 80 países. Através da IAESTE, você pode passar de 1 a 12 meses fazendo estágio na sua área de estudo e recebendo uma bolsa auxílio suficiente para cobrir as suas despesas básicas com acomodação, transporte e alimentação. Saiba mais sobre a IAESTE por meio do IAESTE Annual Review.
Anualmente, no mês de Janeiro, é realizada a Conferência Internacional da IAESTE, quando são intercambiadas as vagas de estágio captadas por cada um dos países membros da Associação.
A última Conferência da IAESTE aconteceu em Zurique, na Suíça, de 22 a 29 de janeiro de 2010. A ABIPE intercambiou 310 vagas de estágios com 46 países, nas mais diversas áreas. A próxima Conferênia acontecerá na Tailândia, em janeiro de 2011. Leia mais sobre a Conferência da IAESTE na Suíça.
Principais objetivos do programa IAESTE:
- Proporcionar aos estudantes com vínculo universitário uma experiência prática relevante, dentro da sua área de formação.
- Oferecer às empresas a contribuição temporária de estudantes qualificados e altamente motivados
- Ser uma fonte de enriquecimento cultural tanto para os estudantes como para os ambientes que se beneficiam de sua atuação
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE A.s.b.l) is an Association of National Committees representing Academic, Industrial and Student interests. Each Member and Co-operating Institution is responsible for the administration of the exchange in its own country.
The Association was founded in January 1948 at Imperial College, London, on the initiative of the Imperial College Vacation Work Committee. National Organisations of ten European countries represented at this meeting became Members and Mr James Newby was elected General Secretary. The geographical coverage was soon to spread to most of Europe and beyond, as new countries were admitted to Membership.
The Association became a registered body according to Luxembourg law at its General Conference 2005 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. It is a non-political, independent, non-governmental Organisation, in operational relationship with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and maintains consultative relationships with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the International Labour Office (ILO). IAESTE is also in contact with the United Nations Economic Council for Africa (ECA), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union (EU), as well as with other educational non-governmental Organisations.
National Secretariats and Committees make up the Membership of the Association. Each year the Annual Conference brings together the representatives of these bodies to decide issues of general policy and with the IAESTE Co-operating Institutions to carry out the exchange of offers for training. Prior to the Conference, each Member and Co-operating Institution collects offers from Employers willing to receive students from abroad for a temporary training and work experience period relevant to the students’ areas of study, as a complement to their university or college education. The offering Companies or Institutions are expected to pay students a wage sufficient to cover their cost of living during the actual training period.
The offers of training are exchanged with other Members and Co-operating Institutions mainly on a reciprocal basis. Through their affiliated Universities and Colleges, Members and Co-operating Institutions select qualified students to meet Employers’ requirements as outlined on the training offer. Details of the selected candidates are sent to the Employers for approval. Participation in the IAESTE exchange is open to bona fide students attending courses at Universities, Institutes of Technology and similar Institutions of Higher Education.
To provide students in higher education with technical experience relevant to their studies.
To offer employers well-qualified and motivated trainees.
To be a source of cultural enrichment for trainees and their host communities.
To operate a high quality practical training exchange programme between members in order to enhance technical and professional development and to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students, academic institutions, employers and the wider community.
You can obtain paid practical experience in your field, make professional contacts – the building blocks of tomorrow’s world – and participate in organised leisure time activities and excursions with IAESTE all over the world, while you are supported with practical arrangements (i.e. work permits, visas and accommodation).
You can also obtain up to date technical knowledge and improve your language, social and communication skills.
Make new friends and become acquainted with a different culture. Enjoy living and working in another country.
University Departments play a huge role in IAESTE by both promoting the programme to their students and offering placements to foreign trainees. Through the IAESTE exchange programme students may secure paid course-related training abroad, usually for periods of up to 12 weeks in the summer months.
Work experience gained abroad has the added value of enhancing students’ independence and flexibility, communication and foreign language skills, and contributes to their personal and academic development.
Due to the reciprocal nature of the programme, for every student sent abroad an equivalent placement has to be arranged for a foreign trainee. As well as providing hand-picked highly motivated trainees, IAESTE placements are a stepping stone to recruiting PhD candidates from abroad.
For further information please contact IAESTE in your own country. If there is no IAESTE office in your country please contact the General Secretary .
The IAESTE Programme provides the opportunity for Companies to utilise the skills of undergraduates and recent graduates from over 80 countries world-wide.
Open to Science, Engineering and Applied Arts students, the programme carefully screens and selects foreign trainees for placements. Learn about the culture and technological level of other countries and view your enterprise from a different perspective. Develop contacts with young professionals from other countries – present and future business partners.
Give a student from your own country the chance to go abroad in return for the placement you offer.