International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences (IAESTE) is a global organization promoting intercultural exchange between students in STEM fields across the globe. IAESTE has more than 80 official member countries that collaborate to host and send students abroad for technical internships each year. During the internship, students travel to host countries in the IAESTE network where they complete paid internships at companies, universities, and research organizations.

  • Participants receive a stipend that generally covers at least the cost of living in their host city
  • Housing accommodations and other administrative services, such as assistance with the visa process, are provided by the IAESTE organization in the respective host country
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a techinical field (STEM + Applied Arts, including Architecture) at an accredited four-year university
    • U.S. citizenship is not required
    • Applicants should be rising juniors or above by the time the internship begins
    • Applicants should be between the ages of 19-30
  • Deadline: December


Villanova Recipients

Student Year Major
Kathy Zhang
2016 Biology Brazil