We are pleased that you have applied for a work placement in Magdeburg. We work for IAESTE because we are very interested in meeting people from all over the world and finding out more about other cultures and languages - just like you! This is why we do our very best to make your stay in Magdeburg as comfortable and as much fun as possible. During the summer, for example, we organise various trips and events for our placement students. At the same time, during your time in Germany we hope to give you a closer insight into German society and our way of life. So, with us and around ten to fifteen other interns, you are sure to have an unforgettable time here in Magdeburg!
IAESTE in brief
- Worldwide work placement exchange;
- worldwide with 80 member countries;
- part of the DAAD in Germany;
- every year about 1,200 work placements exchanged for Germany;
- support is offered at universities mostly on a voluntary basis by students;
- number of work placements offered = number of work placements received.
What is IAESTE?
The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE for short) is an international, non-political, independent organisation that arranges work placements abroad.
IAESTE was founded in 1948 in London and to date has helped over 300,000 students in more than 85 countries around the world. Germany has been a member of the IAESTE programme since 1950 and is represented by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Organisational structure and roles
Every member country has a National Committee (NC) and several Local Committees (LC) at universities. In Germany, the National Committee is represented by a department of the DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service). IAESTE is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Foreign Office. Locally, the committees are made up of dedicated students from the relevant universities. Where this is not possible, the International Offices carry out IAESTE's role. IAESTE is responsible for supporting international students on the ground. This includes helping them to find accommodation, deal with the authorities and arranging leisure activities.