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Are You Interested in a Year Abroad¡? Be an ILEX Fellow¡!

ILEX Fellows are Social Service Professionals from Europe. They come to the United States for one year to exchange professional and cultural information with American colleagues.
ILEX groups begin in August, December, and March.

To apply, you must¡:
1.be a graduated Social Educator (educateur specialisé, socialpedagogue, orthopedagogue, educador social, barnevernpedagog or vernepleier, or other related field)
2.be able to take on the challenge of life and work in another culture
3.be able to communicate professional concepts of your work
4.be able to live, work an talk with colleagues and friends in English
5.have an international driver’s license

ILEX Opportunities for Next Year
ILEX Assignments are in social service agencies that provide services to many populations from childhood to the elderly.


  • Family Support Work
  • Group Homes – Children and Adolescents
  • Residential – Children & Youth
  • Day Treatment/Therapeutic School Programs
  • Supported Living – Adults with Disabilities
  • Or ask if we have your special interestMental Health for Adults

Agencies offering ILEX assignments for next year are in¡: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island.

Support and Costs

Fellows receive a monthly stipend.
ILEX provides housing, which is usually an apartment shared by 2 ore more Fellows.
ILEX provides health insurance.
All assignments require that a Fellow have a car, so Fellows should expect to spend at least $ 3,000 for a car purchase and additional money for auto insurance. At the end of your ILEX year, you may be able to sell your car and recover a portion of your costs.
ILEX Fellows are assigned a field coordinator who will provide support throughout the year.

For more information please contact www.ilexchange.org