IAESTE stands for International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience. It is founded in 1948 at Imperial College in London by 10 European countries in a post war effort to promote better understanding between countries and cultures.
Since 1948, the association has grown to include more than 80 countries world-wide. This means that yearly IAESTE exchanges around 6000 students playing a key role in the development of technical students able to make their mark in a global economy.
In the year of 2000, the University of Sharjah (UoS) became a member of IAESTE network. Ever since we have exchanged many students with more than 20 countries; including Germany, Norway, USA, Japan, Austria, UK.
To operate a high quality practical training exchange program 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.
IAESTE Exchange Programme is:
- Business oriented: IAESTE interns are ideally placed to carry out short-term projects and to help develop new business opportunities overseas.
- Intercultural experience: IAESTE interns bring an international dimension to the workplace as well as fresh ideas and different, often innovative prospectives. Your employees can and will develop people management and intercultural communication skills.
- Impact on society & young generation: by offering an IAESTE placement to a foreign student, you also give a student in your own country an opportunity to go abroad and acquire knowledge of other cultures and levels of technology.