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CONSTANT CHANGE The management of AIESEC was abuzz with words like service and quality. Many activities of continued consolidation were ccarried out to improve members’ capacity to deliver and regionalization was adopted. Even so, exchange remained as a central focus throughout the greater part of the 80’s.

EXCHANGE The 1980’s was the start of year-round exchange in order to broaden AIESEC’s services to meet the needs of students and companies. Amongst the issues to be addressed were the efficiency of delivery time of trainees which were only confirmed once a year during IC. Going on a traineeship was also a challenge for students from countries other than Europe that did not graduate of have summer vacation in June or July.

Geo-political situations such as the Cold War also contributed to a down-swing in exchange growth. Nevertheless, exchange numbers in 1989 marked the highest exchange in all of AIESEC’s history up to that point.

As a result, the idea to set up additional matching in October and November was accepted during IC 1980. An After Congress Procedures Analysis Chat (APCAC) was also executed in order to control the exchange program and its procedures. Towards the end of the 80’s, there was a 54% drop in results from 7029 exchanges in 1989 to 3825 exchanges in 1990. A combination of three factors were identified as a cause for this decline: the introduction of TARGET, the adoption of Global Theme Programs that was taking focus away from exchange and a growth at an overwhelming pace which we were unable to keep up with. Congress Committee Heads - 1981

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