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Council of International Fellowship Austria

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The organisation “Council of International Fellowship Austria” (German name: Council of International Fellowship Austria (CIFA) - Verein zur Förderung des internationalen Austauschs im sozialen Bereich) is a private and non-profit, politically, religiously independent organisation, which exists since 1979.


We are one of about 30 CIF National Branches all over the world and part of CIF International, our umbrella organization. The origins go back to the Fifties last century to Dr. Henry B. Ollendorff, who founded the Cleveland International Program. His mission was to improve relations between people of different nations, cultures, races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

Visit the international CIF Website and find out more about the roots of CIF (https://cifinternational.com/origins) and other National Branches (https://cifinternational.com/branches-contacts).

" I've been feeling pretty Burn Out for the last few years, but this Exchange give me the opportunity to rethink my career and kind of fell in love again of my profession. I would be always grateful for that."

Participant 2021