UNITED STATES

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience was founded in 1948 at Imperial College, London.

Imperial College Vacation Work Committee headed by Mr James Newby initiated a meeting with national organisations from 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 and has exchanged in excess of 300,000 students. This means that yearly IAESTE exchanges around 6000 students playing a key role in the development of technical undergraduates able to make their mark in a global economy.