Monday, March 24, 2008


If you've been waiting for an update on how AIESEC US is doing that is more focused on the LCs, read below!

Hey AIESEC Alumni!

Frequently, when I speak with alumni I get all sorts of questions about what is going on in AIESEC these days. “How many countries are we in now?” “What organizations are we doing the most exchange with?” And most importantly, “how is my LC doing?” So, I figured it would be appreciated to provide some of this information.

To start, if you are not aware, AIESEC is currently present in over 100 countries and territories around the world. Some of the newest AIESEC countries to be added to the network include AIESEC in Bahrain, Oman and Qatar. These three countries are all being started by AIESEC US and are being funded largely by a grant AIESEC US received beginning in 2004 from the US Department of State – Bureau of Near East Affairs.

In addition to the start-up of three AIESEC countries, AIESEC US is, of course, doing a lot of exchange! Some of AIESEC US’s largest customers include:

Delphi –50-75 trainees per year into 3-5 locations in the US since 2002
CH Robinson – 20 trainees from Europe to the US
Deloitte – Between 10 and 30 trainees per year since 2004 into the US, out of the US, and between other countries
The Cornell University College of Engineering – 10-20 students abroad in 2008 to China and Turkey

But now on to the most commonly asked questions that I receive from alumni, “How is my LC doing?” We are working on a way that we can get alumni more information about each LC but here is an overview to start. Below is information about some of the top LCs and exciting activity in AIESEC US right now.

Which LCs are the largest?

Our largest LC is AIESEC at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with a whopping 115 members.

Following closely in size are Baruch, University of Illinois, The University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Purdue.

Which LCs had the most students go abroad in 2007?

Yale with 46 students who went abroad. Following closely behind are The University of Michigan, George Washington University, University of Wisconsin – Madison and Baruch.

Which country did the most students go to on traineeships in 2007?

A total of 63 students went to China in 2007. Other top destinations included India, Turkey, Colombia, and Egypt

Which LCs have recruited the most students to go on traineeships so far in 2008?

The University of Michigan – 130, Northwestern – 100, The University of Wisconsin – Madison – 60


Carly Lewis

Executive Director



  • I want to express what a wonderful service you've provided by setting up the AIESEC Life blog.

    I graduated from Wisconsin in 1978 and remain in touch only sporadically with a few fellow AIESECers. The Blog is a great way to keep current and I wish you all the best!

    By Blogger JohnnyB, At March 24, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

  • Great job Carly! It would be great to have similar updates a couple times a year.

    By Blogger Mike T, At March 25, 2008 at 2:44 AM  

  • Thanks, Carly! I just got the AIESEC Life piece forwarded from my former husband, Ken Phillips (also former NCP). I went through Princeton's LC in 1960 to Germany, and then helped start the LC at Michigan. It will be good to learn more about how AIESEC influenced lives and careers. Belinda Phillips, Thornton, NH

    By Blogger YogaForEveryone!, At March 30, 2008 at 8:02 AM  

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