WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad was formed in 2006 through the merger of the Global Work Experience Association (GWEA) and the International Association for Educational
Work Exchange Programmes (IAEWEP).

Drawing from over 20 years of joint experience in developing and promoting work abroad to students around the world, WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad has grown into the leading global forum and trade association for organisations involved in all aspects of

  • work abroad
  • volunteer programmes
  • internships
  • work & travel programmes

The mandate of the WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad Association is to promote this mission on a not-for-profit basis. For the sake of clarity, WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad is a trade association and not a consumer-facing brand.

WYSE Work & Volunteer Abroad is a sector association member of the World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation, a dynamic, professionally managed not-for-profit organisation representing the global community of youth travel, student travel and international education.