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.
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Each CIF program contains:
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 Carolyn Sutton, CIF-USA President at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.cif-usa.com.
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.