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Gain an international volunteer experience abroad where you develop leadership and impact the world 

What is Global Volunteer

Global Volunteer is a cross-cultural experience for youth (age 18 – 30) who want to gain personal development and leave an impact on the world.

  • Duration

    6 weeks

  • Organization

    NGO or School

  • Stipend

    No

Cross Cultural experience

Experience new cultures while working in a diverse and cross cultural team which provides a limitless experience

contribute towards the sdgs

Tackle the world issues you're most passionate about.

personal development

If you don't try and experience new things, you'll never find your full potential and discover the best version of you.

differentiate yourself

Be more than an ordinary graduate. Have a 6 week volunteering internship and add more value to your C.V

Why choose AIESEC?

  • Affordable cost
  • Internationally recognized certificate from AIESEC
  • Lead an international team
  • Nationally recognized certificate
  • Accommodation and food (Provided and covered in most countries)
  • Access to AIESEC experience mobile app to support your exchange
  • A local volunteer to support you with application process and outgoing preparation
  • A local volunteer in the host country to help you with project preparation
  • Access to volunteering opportunities in 25+ countries
  • Access to leadership development assessment tools
  • Online and offline support and program guide
  • Support with VISA documents and insurance
  • Outgoing preparation sessions before the program

Exchange participation fee

To be paid after getting selected to the project of your choice

USD 120

The Process

1. Sign up

Sign up to create your account and access our opportunities. It's free!

2. Apply

Fill out your profile and apply for opportunities.

3. Selection

You will be contacted for an interview by the opportunity manager.

4. Approved

Once the interview is completed successfully, pay the AIESEC program registration fee to get approved.

5. Let's go

AIESEC will now support in visa, departure and experience abroad.

Most of the applicants take 3-6 weeks to complete the process

Sign up, and get free access to opportunities

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The countries we recommend

Please note that most of the countries will provide free accomodation. We will help you find such opportunities 

  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Poland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Egypt

flight cost

80,000 LKR

visa cost

3, 500 LKR

basic living cost

20,000 LKR per week

currency

Euro

Why Italy?

From Palermo to Trento, from the breezy Mediterranean to the misty Alps, AIESEC in Italy provides you the most diverse volunteering experiences indulged with great hospitality.

flight cost

30,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

6,000 LKR per week

currency

Ringgit

Why Malaysia?

Looking for the optimum experience with limited resources? Cheap Air Fares, Lowest Living Costs, Quality Accommodation and Best Projects, Malaysia is your dream destination.

flight cost

150,000 LKR

visa cost

14, 000 LKR

basic living cost

17,000 LKR per week

currency

Polish złoty

Why Poland?

Cross Cultural Understanding through Education; Polish Kids are waiting for your arrival. Teach them English. Show them your culture. Empower them and Become a difference maker.

flight cost

55,000 LKR

visa cost

13, 000 LKR

basic living cost

5,000 LKR per week

currency

Indian Rupees

Why India?

Quality Education. Check. Zero Hunger. Check. No Poverty. Check.Rest of the 17 SDGs. Check.Check.Check. AIESEC in India is encouraging you to select the best out of many projects they offer. Why Not ?

flight cost

40,000 LKR

visa cost

8, 500 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Indonesian rupiah

Why Indonesia?

Quality Education has become the hot topic and focal point in Indonesia. Having more than 6000 inhabited Islands, Indonesia is facing difficulties providing equal facilities and resources for education. Join hands with AIESEC in Indonesia to provide sustainable solutions to the Education

flight cost

45,000 LKR

visa cost

12, 000 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Vietnamese dong

Why Vietnam?

With the support of the government, AIESEC in Vietnam is hosting Voluntourism projects all over the year. Be a part of achieving SDG 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

flight cost

50,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

7,000 LKR per week

currency

Thai Baht

Why Thailand?

South East Asia’s largest tourist hub will provide you a life changing experience where you will have access to reach under resourced school children and change their lives and careers forever.

flight cost

110,000 LKR

visa cost

11, 000 LKR

basic living cost

20,000 LKR per week

currency

Hungarian forint

Why Hungary?

From Palermo to Trento, from the breezy Mediterranean to the misty Alps, AIESEC in Italy provides you the most diverse volunteering experiences indulged with great hospitality.

flight cost

140,000 LKR

VISA cost

12, 000 LKR

basic living cost

15,000 LKR per week

currency

Romanian leu

Why Romania?

Romania offers projects designed as a first step in the teenagers’ self-discovery and it comes to complement the formal educational system where the target is the youth. The international volunteers will deliver sessions in high schools and will facilitate the development of the teenagers

flight cost

130,000 LKR

visa cost

10, 000 LKR

basic living cost

8,000 LKR per week

currency

Turkish lira

Why Turkey?

Turkey, the gateway of East and West, is constantly evolving and modifying themselves as a nation. In the process, they are working on reducing inequalities as much as possible.Join the cause.

flight cost

70,000 LKR

visa cost

8, 000 LKR

basic living cost

6,000 LKR per week

currency

Egyptian pound

Why Egypt?

What are the odds of meeting volunteers from all continents in Egypt? Higher than you expect. AIESEC in Egypt attracts volunteers all over the world and you can have a truly global experience in the valley of the Nile.

Experience stories

20 Dec 2018

Randila Kulathilake

“Best experience was learning how to make Cappuccino. It was fascinating to me. I got to know so many new people and I learned so many new things in this country including the culture and their language. I definitely improved my communication skills. I also learned how to appreciate the cultural differences with an open mind.”

1 Jan 2019

punsara kariyawasam

“I was lucky enough to grab such an enchanting and enlightening opportunity by being a part of the project “Discover school’s Winter edition’19” which was conducted by AIESEC local committee, Oradea Romania on last winter. The project was under ‘quality education’. I was assigned to conduct education sessions for the primary school kids, which was intended to raise the Romanian education system by making an impact for 1% of Romanian population.”

1 July 2018

gamidu wickramaarachchi

“It’s good and excited. And everything is different here in Italy. Kind of a new experience for me. They are very unique and their thinking pattern is different from us. They are good but that goodness is not like ours. I don’t know how to explain and their bond among family members is very strong. Same like in Sri Lanka”

1 August 2018

Duneesha Thathsaranee

“It was an absolute privilege to get this wonderful opportunity,filled with love and joy during my entire volunteer period.”

1 June 2018

Lahiru Udayanga

“This amazing experience includes the best days of my life so I’ll pick volunteering over travelling anytime anyday..”

1 June 2018

Mayanka

“During the project I got to hangout with a lot of people from different countries and try a lot of amazing food. Participating helped me make a lot of friends in different countries and made me grow as a person. It was amazing”
 
 
1 June 2018

Ayodya Samali

“I’m so extremely grateful I had the opportunity to travel in Europe. I loved the time I was able to spend there so much so that I didn’t want to come home! Until next time Europe..for now I’ll just think of all the beautiful memories and experiences you gave me.”

3 December 2018

Shehan Hettiarachchi

“Europe is a place that I didn’t experience a lot of culture shock.Of course, many things are different than in Sri Lanka, but nothing too extreme that I felt uncomfortable. Italians are very outgoing, and it’s quite easy to make relationships and it takes a while to make real friends that you can trust.Best experience so far in my life”

1 June 2018

Dhanushi

“I participated in an english teaching project in Vietnam as a global volunteer.I had the best time during my AIESEC exchange.It led me to experience things that I never would have if I was just another tourist.I got to meet some amazing people from all over the world and learn a lot about other cultures.I learnt how to be more independent, how to develop myself and I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to go back and do it all over again”

20 June 2016

Shavindri Perera

My indescribable experience in Indonesia taught me the importance of cultural diversity and the variety of ethnic groups within the society. The caring and unforgettable friends I made became my extended family. This ultimately became one of my greatest lifetime opportunities of excitement.

Got questions?

 The youth of the age between 18 – 30.

It depends on your destination country. You can stay in a house with natives, hostel or apartment with other exchange students

You can decide the country depending on the availability of opportunities/projects. However, it’s always better to talk with your AIESEC contact person in Sri Lanka after signing up on the opportunity portal (aiesec.org)

There will always be an AIESEC person in contact with you, both from the country you are in and from Sri Lanka

No

To become a global volunteer with AIESEC, you need to volunteer abroad and step outside your comfort zone

You will be contacted by a local AIESEC member who will do an initial screening before you start applying and there exists an interviewing procedure with the host country. You will be assisted throughout these interviewing processes therefore nothing’s there to be worried about.

We have 8 local offices and each office helps student from in and around their city to go abroad. Our National office is in Maharagama and Global office in Montreal, Canada. click here

Food and accomodation is provided in most of the opportunities, however if not, the subsidy or overall cost is mentioned. It is mentioned in each opportunity.

Yes we do 

Yes, health insurance is mandatory when exchanging with AIESEC to ensure your well-being throughout the trip. 

The standard period for volunteering would be 6 weeks. However, it would always be better to communicate your availability and timeline to your Local AIESEC member as he/she will help you to find a opportunity suitable to you

For your reference

Inquire about travel insurance from Fairfirst insurance

Check flight ticket cost from Pepmytrip here

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The best thing about my exchange was the people I The best thing about my exchange was the people I met. It was amazing how we were from different parts of the world, speaking different languages yet we were able to get along so well as if we had been friends for life. I am ever so grateful for every person I met during my exchange. They helped me a lot in many ways and helped me grow into who I am today. And Zulfiya, my EP Buddy stands out among the lot. She was a pillar of strength for me throughout my entire exchange. ⁠ - Piyumila from AIESEC in SLIIT -⁠ Expand your network and make friends for life, while volunteering with AIESEC.⁠ ⁠ #aiesec #community #wanderlust #exploretheworld #traveling #AIESEC #volunteer
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COVID-19: Current Safety Information

Safety always comes first. In the light of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we advise you to ensure you are aware of the latest information available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority before making travel plans with AIESEC.