In the 1970s Israeli professionals in education and social fields who participated in the Cleveland International Program - later CIP and CIPUSA - founded CIF Israel (Council of International Fellowship Israel).
Since 1998 CIF Israel has been organizing its own exchange program. This program is supported by professionals in social work, education and related professions who offer traineeships for participants and host families where participants stay for two to three weeks.
The Israeli Exchange Program starts every year in spring time after the Jewish Passover.
Please find further information about the Israeli Professional Exchange Program in the link Programs in the Internatioanl website
Application form for Israel PEP can be found in the international website link Programs (How to apply) and here
CIF Israel is a registrated independent voluntary non-profit organization.
Participation provides professional-cultural-social and personal connections, growth and unique experiences around the world!
CIF Israel founders and members 2002 Left to right: Yaron Ziv, Nini Dror,
Edna Bar-On, Hana Cohen, Ruti Flesh,
Hana Gibor-Elisha, Eilat Galili
CIF/CIP SongWritten by Domenico Antonio Merola (Mimmo), CIF Italia, composed by his son and
performed by his band Chorus:
CIF and CIP,
something very special to me,
a unique hope of a world to come,
where the earth is one big country!
We all seem so different and apart,
the color of our skin,
the language that we speak,
'till we come together,
sharing the experience of... (chorus)
The same fears and hopes we all have,
the programs take us back in years,
starting each time anew,
building and living the special gift of
We learn and give receiving and offering,
it seems so easy to do,
why then does man fight man?
The experience proves a peaceful
The experience is a rare wonderful moment,
providing as much as you're willing to take,
there's a reality transcending your land,
the beautiful reality of mankind,
through CIF and CIP…(chorus)
EC and BD meetings were hold in Tanzania August 2012 EC and BD meetings were hold in Turkey May - June 2013 EC and BD meetings were hold in Switzerland in August 2014 EC and BD meetings were hold in Sweden in August 2015
EC and BD meetings were held in the Netherlands in August 2016
EC and BD meetings were held in Greece in September 2017
EC and BD meetings were held in Austria in August 2018