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 2020 IPEPs
The list of IPEPs 2020 with flyers (PDF) – updated 30.9.19
CIF Argentina IPEP 2020 english (PDF) – CIF Argentina IPEP 2020 spanish (PDF), CIF_Austria_PEP_2020 (PDF), CIF Finland IPEP flyer 2020 (PDF), CIF Hellas IPEP 2020 (PDF), CIF_India_IPEP_2020_Flyer (PDF), Israel IPEP 2020 (PDF), CIF Morocco IPEP 2020 (PDF), 2020 CIF Scotland IPEP flyer (PDF), CIF Spain Flyer 2020 (PDF), Flyer CIF Swedens´s PEP 2020 (PFD), CIF Switzerland Flyer 2020 (PDF), CIF Taiwan PEP 2020 (PDF), IPEP Turkey 2020 (PDF).
IPEPs 2019 already finished or participants selected:
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.
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.