Partnership and Exchange:

I.A.E.S.T.E Israel

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IAESTE Israel welcomes you to an interesting, worthwhile, successful and productive stay in our country. We anticipate that you will regard your IAESTE traineeship not only as a summer job, but as a unique opportunity to explore our country, our way of life and our culture. You will enjoy warm hospitality for which Israel is famous for.

Student Traineeship

IAESTE traineeships provide an opportunity for students to put into practice the theory they learnt at university through a unique student exchange. Every year, close to 4,000 students go on an IAESTE traineeship. IAESTE  (the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) has a presence in nearly 90 countries and cooperates with 1,000 universities and 3,000 employers worldwide. This year, IAESTE celebrates its 65th anniversary (1948-2013).

IAESTE Israel:

Israel joined the IAESTE organization three years after its establishment, in 1951. IAESTE Israel has brought students from all over the world for traineeship opportunities in Israeli universities, high-tech companies, industry, and architecture firms. The IASTE Israel office is at the Technion.

In the summer of 2013, some 76 Technion students were placed on traineeships abroad through the IAESTE program.

For further information – please visit IAESTE Technion.

IAESTE Program Aims:

• To provide students studying at institutions of higher education with technical experience abroad, related to their studies in the broadest sense.
• To promote international understanding and goodwill among students of all nations, irrespective of race, color, sex or creed.
• To operate an exchange program for the benefits of students, academic institutions and other organizations offering traineeships.

The Association was founded in January 1948 at Imperial College, London, where representatives from ten European countries agreed on the initiative. Geographical coverage was soon to spread to most of Europe and beyond, as new countries were admitted into membership. Since its inception, IAESTE has exchanged more than 350,000 students worldwide.

Organizational Structure:

The Association is a confederation of National Committees representing academic, industrial, and student spheres of interest. Each National Committee is responsible for administering the exchange in its country. Membership is given after the establishment of a National Committee in accordance with the statutes of IAESTE, together with a responsible permanent secretariat. The type of secretariat which administers the exchange varies according to each country’s national structure, educational system, and funding policies. The essential requirement is that the National secretariat, whatever its organization and status is, should have competent permanent staff.

For further information visit IAESTE Organization.