Where does the name come from? AIESEC (pronounced eye-sek) was originally an acronym for Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Économiques et Commerciales. AIESEC is no longer used as an acronym but simply as the name of the organization and it only can be written in capitals.
In 1955, AIESEC expanded into the Middle East region – this was the first non-European presence in AIESEC – and also into Greece. This year AIESEC passed 1,000 international exchange experiences for the first time.