IAESTE – The International Experience
Manipal University offers a number of opportunities for students to gain technical experience in harmony with their education. Chief among such initiatives is IAESTE India LC Manipal. IAESTE, short for the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience is an independent organisation, aims at providing quality technical experience to students in the form of internships abroad. IAESTE India LC Manipal is the local chapter of the organisation, now in its 11th year of functioning. With Manipal being the headquarters of IAESTE India, the local chapter plays a major role in helping students get excellent training opportunities.
IAESTE Manipal recruits members and Local Committee members every year. While members benefit from the internships, the LC members can also work for the organisation while applying for the internship offers. IAESTE, an organisation for the students and by the students, is made up of hardworking and capable students, who leave no stone unturned to help each member realize their dreams. With over 80 countries involved and over 4000 IAESTE trainees each year worldwide, it is the largest organisation of its kind in the world.
Here are a few testimonials from students who benefited from being involved with IAESTE:
“My internship at Argela Development Labs has been a wonderful experience both technically and culturally. I thank IAESTE India MIT and IAESTE Ankara for their help and support at every step during the internship.”
– Raghav Anand, Turkey
“This summer IAESTE gave me an opportunity to not only have an internship abroad but also gave me a chance to make new friends and culturally enrich myself. I had an amazing time in Poland. The warmth and love shown by the Local Committee and other interns was really nice. We all had a really good time together throughout my stay. It was like one big family. For this once in a lifetime opportunity I will always be grateful to IAESTE.”
– Deepan Nandi Majumdar, Poland
IAESTE India LC Manipal is conducting its membership drive exclusively for first year students till 30 July 2016. Later this semester, they will also recruit members for its Local Committee who will then work for the organisation. This is a chance to make friends, gain professional experience, learn about new cultures and above all, broaden your horizons.