The Council of International Fellowship (CIF) is an international organisation which offers exchange programs to professionals in social work and closely related fields. CIF thus contributes to personal and professional development, international understanding and world peace.


National branches of CIF offer international exchange programs (IPEPs) in more than 20 countries.

Get to know the social work and culture of another country and exchange ideas with other professionals. Apply now for a program.

Flyer of the current IPEP in Switzerland

List of IPEP's around the world


Would you like to become a host, offer a room, board, hospitality and welcome for one of our participants at your home? It can be a rewarding experience for both sides and an ideal way to get to know about another culture.

Would you like to be involved in the organisation of the programs or their implementation?

Would you like to give an insight into the work of your agency to professionals from all over the world? Or share your expertise with them?