IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experiences) is a worldwide network that organises paid, course-related traineeships for students and recent graduates of technical subjects such as Engineering, Science, and IT. A huge variety of employers, ranging from multinational companies to university research departments to start-up enterprises, offer traineeships through the programme. IAESTE was established in 1947, operates in 87 countries worldwide and has approximately 4,000 international participants each year. IAESTE aims to enhance participants’ professional, technical and intercultural skills while providing employers with well-qualified and highly motivated trainees. IAESTE is based on mutual exchange, so every country both sends trainees abroad and hosts trainees thanks to local employers.

All IAESTE countries have a national office to coordinate the programme and liaise with employers and trainees. The majority of countries also have a wide support network of local volunteers who help trainees settle into and explore their host countries. In Ireland, IAESTE works with diverse employers including Trinity College Dublin, SAP, Ericsson, and Threefold. We host trainees from all over the world every year, and as a result Irish students from almost every third- level institution in the country have taken up traineeships abroad.

  • To find out more about offering a traineeship, click here.
  • To find out more about applying, click here.
  • To find out more about the Dublin Local Committee, click here.

Nominate your teacher for a European Language Label Award 2017! The deadline is this Tuesday! bit.ly/1mSNpxO pic.twitter.com/J9ckcagjbA

Visit our site for details on how to nominate projects and teachers for the European Language Label 2017! #Leargas bit.ly/1mSNpxO pic.twitter.com/AQgeCCiHOs

The European Language Label deadline is 28/02! Be inspired by our 2016 winners here! bit.ly/2lANxF2 pic.twitter.com/h4uqD1UQET


Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 20 years. Léargas currently has 35 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
LéargasSunday, February 26th, 2017 at 1:30am
The deadline to nominate projects and language teachers for the European Language Label is this Tuesday, 28 February! Visit our site for details:

LéargasFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 4:50am
Want to celebrate your language project or recognise an inspirational language teacher? Nominate them for the European Language Label Award 2017! Visit our site for details: http://www.leargas.ie/programmes/languages/european-language-label/about/.

Be inspired by last year's winners by watching our YouTube playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSHT1FGVyMKMyiSRVAmo9m6ZAHZVb1UeX
Léargas shared Waterford Comhairle na nÓg's photo.Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 5:08am
LéargasThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 2:07am
Shape European education and training policies by taking this EU Survey, feeding into a review of the 2006 Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. All contributions are welcome, but we particularly encourage input from those involved in education, policy, training or youth work Colaiste Ide College of Further Education Colaiste Dhulaigh AONTAS Jessica Carson Dermot O'Brien
LéargasWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 10:47pm
Interested in organising or being a part of an Erasmus+ #YouthExchange? Want to hear from young people and leaders who have already participated in one? Check out this inspirational blog by St Andrew's Talk About Youth project!