ICYE Federation

An international Federation of National Committees promoting youth mobility, international understanding and global education through long-term (six to 12 months) voluntary service exchange programs.

Full Name: International Cultural Youth Exchange

Also known as: International Christian Youth Exchange

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Long term voluntary service programs from 6 to 12 months in developed and developing countries around the world.


Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 25 (and up to the age of 30 in certain countries), with or without qualifications, after secondary school or during university studies or (un)employment. There is currently no representation in the USA, so volunteers must reside outside the US.

Financial Arrangements

Check the ICYE web site for financial arrangements on each project.

Contact Information

Web Site:


ICYE International Office
Große Hamburger Str. 30
D - 10115 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 28390550

Fax: +49 30 28390552

Registration / Application

Check the ICYE web site for current application procedures.


History: Organized in 1949.

Regional Activitiy: ICYE Federation currently has projects in 35 countries in 9 Regions (Africa: 6, Asia: 5, Australia-Oceania: 1, Central America: 3, Eastern Europe: 3, North America: 1, South America: 3, Southeast Asia: 1, Western Europe: 12)

Mission Statement

The International Cultural Youth Exchange (formerly, the International Christian Youth Exchange) originated in 1949 as a post-World War II reconciliation exchange programme between Germany and the United States of America. Ever since more and more countries have joined the programme. ICYE is open to all persons who subscribe to the stated aims and purposes regardless of their religious affiliation.

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