An experience with the Council of International Fellowship

Cathie Withington


It was an article in an ANZASW publication that first told me about Council of International Fellowship (CIF) programmes. The CIF is a private, voluntary, non-profit organisation founded in Germany in 1960. CIF consists of National Branches in many countries including New Zealand. A typical exchange programme includes orientation, providing a theoretical framework to the social, economic and cultural trends in the country. Participants, who come from many different countries, make presentations about their work, as well as the socio-economic situation and cultural trends of their own country. This facilitates cultural exchange and sharing of ideas and skills.


council of international fellowship; exchange programme; cultural exchange;

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