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  1. Exchange booklet - 2011 2. This promotional and informational booklet was created by members of the outgoing exchange team of AIESEC Alexandria. It is meant…
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  • 1. Exchange booklet - 2011
  • 2. This promotional and informational booklet was created by members of the outgoing exchange team of AIESEC Alexandria. It is meant as a clear, comprehensive and straightforward guide to AIESEC’s outgoing exchange program. We sincerely hope you become interested in our amazing exchange opportunities. Thank you! The outgoing exchange team of AIESEC Alexandria 2011
  • 3. What is AIESEC? "The international platform for young people to discover and develop their leadership potential" AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization, Present in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 active members and over 1 million alumni. AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. AIESEC aims at promoting cultural awareness and understanding, and its goal is to provide youth with personal and professional development and experience needed to become positive change agents and change their society in the future. AIESEC’s Vision Peace and fulfillment of all humankind’s potential.
  • 4. AIESEC’s Scope AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, non-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national, ethnic or social origin. What makes AIESEC unique is the youth driven impactful experience that it offers to its members. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong and rich experience to all its stakeholders. AIESEC in Numbers  110 Countries and territories  2,100 Universities  60,000 Members  16,000 International Internships annually  20,000 Leadership Roles annually  4,800+ Partners/sponsors  470 Conferences annually  Over 60 years of experience
  • 5. Our exchange program Our exchange program aims at raising cultural awareness and increasing intercultural understanding. It achieves this by giving youth the opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign culture and discover it for themselves. Going on exchange is a life changing experience; it changes your views on the world, you Interact with a different social and cultural environment, it pushes you to grow out of your comfort zone and discover your potential. Going on exchange gives you the opportunity to represent Egypt abroad and to develop theoretical and practical leadership skills, and to contribute to your personal and professional life goals. Any exchange participant must be a student in a higher academic institution (including Masters and PhD) or a recent graduate (up to 2 years after completing their last degree). AIESEC’s exchange program is available for everyone, including non AIESEC members. AIESEC’s exchange program provides youth with 4 types of opportunities.
  • 6. Why is going on exchange with AIESEC a life changing experience? With our cultural exchange opportunities, you are guaranteed to experience a foreign culture inside and out, not just see the sights, follow the tour guides and do the shopping. The way our exchange goes is that AIESEC members from the host local committee become your friends ever since you leave the airplane, their job is to take care of you, immerse you into their culture and learn yours as well; this guarantees that your experience will be very rich and exciting. While you are abroad, you contribute to a project by working in a team with many other interns from around the world, so you won’t just learn one culture, but experience such cultural diversity that will open up your mind and greatly expand your vision, as well as provide you with personal and professional development while having an amazing unforgettable experience. You will get the chance to make many close friends from all around the world, and truly feel that you are a citizen of the world. You will get the chance to represent your culture among many nationalities, and form the most truthful impression of a very large and diverse group of people about Egypt and the Egyptians. Don’t miss this chance to help our country, by allowing many people from all around the world to discover how amazing and unique Egypt and its culture really are, help them fall in love with Egypt.
  • 7. Global Community Development Program Discover is a student exchange project targeting people between 18 and 28 who want to live and volunteer in a foreign country for a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Discover provides students and recent graduates with an amazing cultural experience by working directly on development projects in foreign countries to immerse themselves with the local people and culture. Work fields may include children’s rights, environmental issues, education, rural development and entrepreneurship. One of the main aims of Discover is to allow students to explore exotic cultures and have a positive impact on societies in need. Through Discover, participants are guaranteed a unique journey of self-discovery and cultural exploration. Everyone can join Discover as long as they keep an open mind and are open for adventure and exploring new places! Accommodation is provided in 95% of the opportunities. Opportunities are available in many countries depending on the time of year.
  • 8. Cure allows participants to volunteer on HIV/AIDS awareness projects and live in developing countries for a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Cure is specially designed for Pharmacy and Medicine students who would like to know how is it like to work closely with HIV/AIDS and how can they help by increasing peoples’ awareness about it. Once abroad, exchange participants are better prepared to apply their knowledge in tasks such as educating school children and communities about HIV/AIDS, helping nonprofit organizations develop programs to combat HIV/AIDS, as well as providing support to groups vulnerable to the virus. Cure project has the same requirements as Discover, with the addition that medical skills are preferred. Join Discover or Cure now if:  You have good English  You willing to work and live abroad from 6 to 12 weeks  You want to experience a different culture  You care about society and want to have an impact
  • 9. Global Internship Program The Business Stop is a year-long project targeting Business school and faculty of commerce graduates who want to live and work abroad for a period of 6 to 18 months. The Business Stop provides participants with essential professional experience they need to have a successful career in their field. The Business Stop may include finance, project management, marketing, human resources, and business administration and accounting fields. The participant must have academic and working backgrounds in the field of work. A salary sufficient for living expenses is provided Through The Business Stop, participants can experience living and working abroad, learning new languages or developing the ones they already know, and immersing themselves in a new culture. Most popular countries include Turkey, India, China, Malaysia and Russia. Join The Business Stop now if:  You have very good English  You are willing to work and live abroad from 3 to 18 months  You are a business school or faculty of commerce graduate  You have working experience in your field of study
  • 10. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is one of the largest IT service providers in the world, headquartered in India. A part of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 160,000 of the world's best trained IT consultants in 42 countries. With Globalization, TCS entered into a close collaboration with AIESEC. This collaboration primarily focused in AIESEC International helping TCS in sourcing interns from its countries of presence, thereby helping TCS in increasing employee diversity and cultural mix within the organization and building a strong employer brand globally. Join ACE now if:  You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English  You are willing to work and live in India for a period of 12 to 18 months  You have previous relevant working experience  You are an Engineering or Computer Science graduate with Background in:
  • 11. Software Development and Programming Systems analysis and design Network Management and data transmission Technical skills: Databases; My SQL, Oracle Programming: C++, C, ASP,, Java, .Net, UNIX [Candidates are not required to have knowledge/experience in all the languages/technologies mentioned above. Two or three skills on the proficient level are often enough to start with. Person will be allocated based on personal aspirations, level of technical skills as well as current needs of existing projects] A salary sufficient for living expenses is provided Educational traineeships The exchange participant has the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government, university or organization and will spend the majority of his/her time working in areas related to Education. These areas may include teaching a language, teaching another subject in another language, curriculum development, character development, career counseling and cultural interaction. A salary sufficient for living expenses is provided The exchange participant should have academic and working backgrounds in the field of education.
  • 12. So what happens when you apply for exchange?  you fill an exchange application and you go through the exchange interview  You sign a contract with AIESEC Alexandria. The contract is an official document stating your responsibilities towards the exchange program, as well as our responsibilities towards you as an exchange participant.  On signing the contract, you pay 1000LE. AIESEC is a non-profit organization; any amount of money received through the exchange program is used to sustain AIESEC and its global internet database, as well as giving you preparation sessions prior to traveling.  Next comes matching. Matching is finding an exchange opportunity and associating it with you. People from AIESEC will be responsible for matching you; the matching process will be in coordination with your preferences.  Once you are found a match, an online interview is conducted before final acceptance.  If we fail to find a match after one year, 400LE is refunded back to the exchange participant  We prepare you for traveling abroad and give you as much information as we can to ensure you have a rich experience and minimize potential for problems.  Once you arrive abroad, AIESEC members from the host country will meet you and you will be their responsibility throughout your internship. They will involve you in their activities, immerse you in their culture, and make sure you are gaining the experience you are looking for. AIESEC Alexandria will also follow up with you during your internship.  After you arrive home, you are encouraged to present your experience to AIESEC members. An arriving exchange participant has the choice to be integrated in the Local Committee, which is becoming an AIESEC member.
  • 13.  You may go on more than one traineeship; the exchange program allows any person to have a maximum total of 18 months on exchange, either continuously or on separated intervals. How to apply or ask for more information  send an email to: o or o Official website:
  • 14. AIESEC’s Global partners
  • 15. AIESEC Alexandria : 1 Kafr Abdo street| Kafr Abdo | Alexandria | AIESEC Egypt: 4C, Road 231| Degla, Maadi |Cairo AIESEC believes that removing cultural barriers is the key for more tolerance, understanding and peace among all the peoples of the world AIESEC’s exchange opportunities are a unique journey of self-discovery, cultural exploration and development Every hour and a half, someone steps in a plane… for an AIESEC adventure that changes their life forever…. AIESEC gives you the opportunity to represent the Egyptian culture in an international team
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