Words from the president
Today, as we live in a globalised society, more and more training courses require international experience and many students are looking for technical internships abroad.
Based on fundamental values such as friendship, respect, trust and professionalism, and relying on the commitment of its 3,000 volunteers around the world, IAESTE aims to promote fair international dialogue and cooperation among its members. It seeks to ensure a high quality exchange programme in order to enrich technical and cultural development, without distinction of race, gender, culture, religious or political belief, disability, sexual orientation, etc.
Through its network of more than 3,000 employers in 87 member countries, it allows hundreds of students each year to experience an extraordinary and enriching immersion at both the cultural and professional levels.
The French branch based in Grenoble continues to develop in order to share this unique adventure with the wider world. If you recognize yourself in its values, do not hesitate to join us!
President of IAESTE France
President of Grenoble Alpes Committee, Head of Development France
PhD student at the Grenoble Institute of Neurosciences - EDICSE
Master 2 in Natural and Artificial Cognitive Sciences (Grenoble INP Phelma - 2021)
Graduate engineer in Information Technology for Health (Polytech Grenoble - 2020)
National Secretary, Incoming students coordinator
R&D Materials Engineer at Holcim (construction materials), graduated from Grenoble INP - Phelma in 2019. Committed to IAESTE since 2017, because it is an extraordinary adventure!
Local Committee Coordinator
Maria THEDIM has a Ph.D. in Didactics of Languages and Cultures from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and a Master's degree in International Management and Logistics from the University of Savoie. Her research interests include social representations, intercultural and de-colonial studies. She is a member of the editorial committee of the de-colonial studies network and the network of French and Francophone women experts. She is a sworn translator and interpreter at the Court of Appeal of Chambéry. She is currently in charge of the International Department at CFAI84.
Want to join us?
We are always looking for volunteers to help us in the different aspects of the association. Whether you are students, active people, teachers, if you recognize yourself in our values and you are motivated to help us offer more and more to the students of our network, do not hesitate to contact us.
Here are some examples of missions that our members may be asked to carry out:
- Soliciting companies for internships in France;
- Develop our visibility on the various existing communication channels;
- Create visual material such as posters, flyers, booklets, etc;
- Organise activities to introduce foreign students to French culture;
- Search for accomodations and partners;
- Review applications and select students for internships;
- Help a student in the internship process;
- Open a new local committee in France.
Being part of IAESTE is a great experience. You are part of an international association, which gives you great responsibilities, but also gives you the impression of having a real impact through your work.
It has been an opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone by meeting companies and communicating with members of the association abroad (English is the best!). You can, for example, get up one morning and talk to IAESTE Korea!
IAESTE is still important to me despite my departure as a full time member but I still consider myself there if needed to spread the IAESTE spirit, such an experience is addictive!
Communication manager 2019