Current Programs Outside of the U.S.

International exchange programs offer professional, cultural and educational opportunities. Programs combine practical and theoretical information about the social and cultural environment of the host country and provide participants with the opportunity to present work methods and cultural trends of his or her home country. Professional exchange programs facilitate cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, and ultimately helps foster peaceful relations between nations.

Click on a highlighted country below to see current programs:

Aotearoa / New Zealand •  Argentina •  Australia  •  Austria  •  Cameroon  •  Cyprus  •  Czech Republic  •  Estonia  •  Finland  •  France 
Germany  •  Greece (Hellas)  •  India  •  Israel •  Italy  •  Japan  •  Kenya  •  Kyrgyzstan  •  Latvia  •  Lithuania  •  Morocco  •  Nepal  •   Netherlands
Norway  •  Russia  •  Scotland •  Slovenia  •  Spain  •  Sweden  •  Switzerland  •  Taiwan  •  Turkey •  United States - CIPUSA



Program Criteria

  • Applicants must be in the social services field

  • Have 2-3 years of professional experience in their field

Each CIF program contains:

  • Orientation

  • Experience in a multicultural group

  • Agency Placements

  • Host Family Living

  • Evaluation

Americans Seeking Training Opportunities Abroad

CIPUSA works with CIF-USA to recruit Americans to participate in CIF programs abroad.  If you are interested in applying for a CIF program please contact Michael Cronin at  The CIF-USA alumni group consists of U.S. professionals in the social service field that have participated in a CIF program abroad.  

CIF-USA will communicate with Americans interested in participating in a CIF program abroad, answering any questions related to the programs, provide an application, and connect you with a U.S. alumni who has been on a CIF Program.  For more information about CIF-USA please visit their website at

Training Opportunities for International Participants

If you are a non-U.S. resident interested in training abroad, information about the program and application process can be obtained from the National Branch (NB) or Contact Person(CP) in your country. If there is no NB/CP available, then directly contact the host country where you plan to apply for the exchange program. 


  • Application Form PDF

  • National Branch / Contact Person Recommendation Form PDF


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