International Professional Exchange Programs

The international exchange programs offer professional, cultural and educational exchange opportunities. The program combines practical and theoretical information about the social and cultural environment of the host country beside Cross-cultural exchange the participants who come from many different countries. PEP (video)

CIF 2018 PEPs

The list of PEP 02 Jan 2018 (PDF)

CIF Argentina_PEP_2018 (PDF), CIF_Austria_PEP_2018 (PDF), CIF Estonia PEP 2018 2  (PDF), CIF Finland PEP flyer 2018 (PDF), France PEP 2018 info branches (PDF) and DOSSIERdeCANDIDATURE (DOC), Flyer_PEP_2018 CIFGermany (PDF), CIF Hellas PEP Flyer 2018 (PDF), CIF INDIA FLYER 2018 (PDF), CIF Israel program 2018 (PDF), CIF Italia PEP flyer 2018 (PDF), Morocco 2018 (PDF), CIF the Netherlands flyer 2018 (PDF),  CIF Russia flyer 2018 (PDF), 2018 CIF Scotland PEP flyer (PDF), CIF Spain 2018 Flyer (PDF), CIF-Sweden flyer 2018 (PDF), Switzerland Flyer_2018_e  (PDF), CIF-Taiwan-flyer2018 (PDF), CIF Turkey PEP 2018 Feb 1st

Components of a typical professional exchange program


The orientation of a program is aimed at providing a theoretical framework to understand the social, economic and cultural trends prevalent in the country with a historical perspective, building group cohesiveness, tolerance and understanding.

Experience in a multicultural group

Every participant presents work methods and intervention strategies, as well as the socioeconomic situation and cultural trends of her/his own country. This facilitates cultural exchange, cross-cultural training, and sharing of ideas and skills.

Agency Placements

Participants are placed to train in agencies related to their own specialized field, to observe and experience professional social work in the host country.

Host Family Living

Living with host families (video) provides participants with an unique cultural experience that enriches the understanding and tolerance of diversities and develops lasting cross-cultural friendships.


Evaluation offers participants an opportunity to clarify new gained impressions, knowledge and experience, in order to assess the effectiveness of the program.

How to apply

Applicants are expected to have a minimum of two or three years professional experience. For more detailed eligibility requirements, length of stay, application deadlines and other details, please check the home pages of the branch or flyers above and obtain information about the application process from your National Branch (NB) or Contact Person (CP) in your country. If there is no NB/CP available, then contact directly the host country where you plan to apply for the exchange program.