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International Cultural Youth Exchange

ICYE Switzerland is a non-profit intercultural exchange organisation. Our programmes promote reciprocal global volunteering in and among 40+ countries.

ICYE connects people. Getting to know another culture broadens horizons and supports personal development. An exchange sensitises people to global connections and promotes inercultural non-formal learning, inclusion and peacebuilding. ICYE accompanies this process.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Quality Education
Reduced Inequalities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

ICYE Switzerland thrives on the voluntary commitment of its members. Many returnees support ICYE after their volunteering in social, cultural or ecological projects in preparing the new participants, in looking after the volunteers in Switzerland, on the volunteer board or in event-management and by helping to find guest families for incoming volunteers to Switzerland from other countries and cultures.

... and why

Intercultural experiences should be possible for everyone. ICYE's volunteering programmes are therefore reciprocal: on the one hand, ICYE enables young adults from Switzerland to spend time abroad and, on the other hand, welcomes young people from ICYE partner countries for a social assignment in Switzerland. The volunteers usually live with host families and work in social, cultural or ecological organisations. This gives them a deeper insight into everyday life and culture in Switzerland.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agricoltura e selvicoltura
Gestione delle diversità
Formazione e formazione continua
Diritti umani, diritto e governance
Affari politici e mantenimento della pace
Sviluppo sociale

ICYE Switzerland is attractive to volunteers who are passionate about moving in diverse, multi-cultural and intercultural settings and who are guided by the question, "Why not"? The organisation is a perfect match for volunteers who would like to contribute their skills and time and in exchange, receive deep insights and build up knowledge in the areas of informal education, intercultural learning, and global exchange through volunteering.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students no
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals no
Staff positions for professionals no
Senior or management positions no
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation


Field(s) of activity

Cooperazione allo sviluppo


Bern, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Europa dell'Est e Asia centrale
America latina e Caraibi
Medio Oriente e Africa del Nord
America del Nord
Sud-est asiatico e Pacifico
Africa subsahariana
Europa occidentale e centrale

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Meno di 20

Outside Switzerland:

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