The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, IAESTE, is an international non-profit organisation that provides placements in more than 80 countries, primarily for engineers, natural scientists and architects. The placements are of varying length – from two to 18 months. They have placements suitable for everyone in higher education and, in some cases, it is possible to combine a placement with writing a degree essay.
IAESTE manages the administration and helps with organising work and residency permits, tax and insurance. The local IAESTE committee in the host country organise accommodation and leisure activities. Trainees receive a monthly wage to cover living costs in the host country and to provide a little pocket money. Trainees pay the costs of travel, their subsistence allowance, visa and insurance.
How to apply
IAESTE Sweden’s office is at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Their website has information about how to apply for a placement: the application procedure, dates and the necessary documentation. Applications may be submitted once a year, in February. It is also possible to register interest in advance of the following year’s application period.
To IAESTE Sweden’s website
Page last updated 2015-07-02