WYSE Work 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 Abroad has grown into the leading global forum and trade association for organisations involved in all aspects of
- work abroad
- volunteer programmes
- work & travel programmes
The mandate of the WYSE Work Abroad Association is to promote this mission on a not-for-profit basis. For the sake of clarity, WYSE Work Abroad is a trade association and not a consumer-facing brand.
WYSE Work 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.