AIESEC is an international nonprofit organization that provides young people with leadership opportunities to develop themselves into global leaders with an urge to make a difference in society. AIESEC was originally a French acronym for Association internationale des étudiants en sciences économiques et commerciales (English: International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences). However, the full name is no longer in use. Members come from a variety of college majors, not necessarily from an area related to economic or commercial sciences.
As of January 2014, the AIESEC network includes over 100,000 members in 124 countries and territories. It is the largest student-run organization in the world.
AIESEC’s international headquarters is in Rotterdam, Netherlands.