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August 21, 2014
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Work Abroad

Looking for a way to go abroad? Or are you unsure of what you can do with those extra months before school begins? Check out how AIESEC can help you!

AIESEC is the world’s largest student run organization that focuses on developing international leaders through our international internship programs. With over 20000 internships realized this year, we are present in 124 different countries and have over 5000 work postings up at all times that start and end at anytime of the year!

AIESEC Laurier focuses on providing students with international opportunities which can be in the form of community development or internship. Typically, community development projects are 6 weeks – 4 months and internships are 12 months – 18 months.


Community Development

Rahul is a child in India. He was born into a family of 5. Starting the age of 4, he became very good at limping for long periods of time. Aside from the basic hello, please and thank you, his speech consisted of "do you have any change". On a good day, his family would bring back enough for Rahul to go to sleep with a slight pain in his stomach. But he never complained, after all, this was what all the children in his community went through.

Community development projects can be anything from providing children like Rahul a path that differs from their parents. It can also be to become the Santa for very poor villages to ensuring that children are not abducted and sold in the black market. Whatever you decide to work on, know that not only are you learning more about yourself, but you are providing these communities with a new future that is better than their current one.

Professional Internships

International internships speak for themselves. They would be the equivalent of having a one year coop placement in a company except that you would not be doing it in Canada. As they provide a wage that is at minimum, enough to pay for your rent and food there, these opportunities are much more competitive and most would require you to have graduated.

Why go through AIESEC

  • Everyone is eligible (so long as you are a Laurier student)
  • We are the most cost effective source for you to work abroad
  • We have over 124 countries for you to choose from
  • You will be picked up at the airport and taken care of by the local AIESEC chapter
  • You get a chance to explore the country with students from all over the world who are there for the same reasons


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