As in previous years, we’re coming back from NAFSA 2019 (the biggest world conference focused on the internationalisation of higher education) with a head full of new ideas, pockets full with business cards and the feeling that the IAESTE exchange programme is a very competitive and valuable way, on one hand for students to get professional & international experience, and on the other hand for the HEI’s institution to fulfil their internationalisation strategies. IAESTE experience: paid, professional & international internships seem to be a very unique service.
We know it, but we need to deliver this message to the world. Meeting with hundreds of people, presenting posters and distributing our merchandise articles (big thank you to IAESTE US for offering us space) was our way at NAFSA to improve our visibility. As an outcome, we hope to get some more institutions to our network - from new and existing countries and to find more students for our internships.
The highlights of our NAFSA week were of course meeting with our IAESTE friends. This year we were also engaging IAESTE community in our NAFSA experience= via social media LinkedIn, Facebook).
Some countries have asked for the posters we have presented, all posters presented this and in previous years, you can find now in the Library.