About

About

OVERVIEW

IAESTE is open to students currently enrolled, preferably in the third year or above, in technical courses such as Engineering, Science or IT in third-level institutions in the Republic of Ireland. Graduates can apply within the first year of their graduation. Applications are accepted online between October and December each year. IAESTE holds an annual conference in January at which all member countries exchange traineeship offers. IAESTE Ireland matches applicants with relevant traineeships. Traineeships can last from two to 12 months and be hosted in any IAESTE country other than Ireland

COSTS

There is an application fee and a further placement fee on acceptance of a traineeship, to contribute to the running costs of the programme. IAESTE trainees pay their own travel costs, including any required visa or work permit processing fees. All trainees must have valid international health insurance before travelling.

BENEFITS

IAESTE is an immersive experience which places students in a different country and work culture,improving their technical, professional and intercultural skills simultaneously. Most IAESTE countries have active local committees who greet trainees on arrival, show them around their local area, and arrange a social programme throughout the placement. Many trainees have gone on to full-time employment with their host employers or in their host countries as a result of the experience gained.

The personal and professional links which IAESTE trainees make with international employers,universities and fellow trainees is one of the biggest benefits. IAESTE has an active Local Committee and Alumni community so these links last long after the traineeship.Trainees receive a salary directly from their employers sufficient to cover their cost of living. This is paid in local currency in line with regional norms (i.e. a trainee working in the U.S. receives a standard U.S. trainee wage in US dollars; a trainee working in India receives a standard Indian trainee wage in rupee). In most cases accommodation is arranged before arrival by the IAESTE national office or local committee.

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Léargas

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 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark 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.
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LéargasMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 10:00pm
To support the work of teachers, school leaders, and parents, who try to tackle early school leaving, the #EdGateway European Toolkit for Schools is now updated with even more informative and inspirational resources. Over the next 4 weeks we will be showcasing some innovative examples on how to make schools more inclusive and engaging, from different angles. You can also visit the #Toolkit4Schools🇪🇺 and choose the resources that best suit your context. https://www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/resources/toolkitsforschools.htm #StaySchoolEngaged
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LéargasMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 7:30pm
The seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools or potential leaders of consortium's. The deadline is 27 October 2017, for more information click http://bit.ly/2rQQph5
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LéargasMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 7:00am
Join us on 13 September for our Discovery Day! Learn about funding opportunities for your projects involving young people. Find out more at: http://www.leargas.ie/calendar/erasmus-discovery-day-for-youth-projects-september-2017/
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LéargasMonday, August 21st, 2017 at 3:17am
Teachers participating in the eTwinning programme are invited to apply for the eTwinning National Quality Label by 29 September 2017. For more information click here! http://bit.ly/2vXwnVI 😁
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Teachers participating in the eTwinning programme are being invited to apply for the eTwinning National Quality Label by 29 September 2017. The main requirem...
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LéargasSunday, August 20th, 2017 at 10:50pm
Consortium for Newcomers. 28 Nov - 01 Dec, Norway. This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools or potential leaders of consortium's. The deadline is 27 October 2017, for more information click http://bit.ly/2rQQph5