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CCP-Module "Islamic World"

Since 2005, young professionals and volunteers taking part in the CCP Islamic World module have had the opportunity to gain several months of work experience in different cultural areas, both in Germany and in Islamic countries.

Module Objectives

Within the context of their field of work, scholarship holders gain international experience abroad and act as multipliers in their home countries. Besides being able to develop professionally and functionally, participants gain insights into the social and political structures of the host country and, by being involved in working and everyday life, they become familiar with cultural background and behavioural patterns. They make important new contacts which can be useful for future working partnerships when they return to their home country. This intercultural exchange permanently strengthens the formation of networks between organisations in Germany and the Islamic world as well as cross-border dialogue and collaboration. 

Target Groups

The module "CCP Islamic World" addresses young professionals and volunteers between the ages of 23 and 45. They work as multipliers in various areas of civil society where intercultural experience is a prerequisite for professional success (see FAQ). Unfortunately, students cannot be considered for this programme.

Fields of Work and Participating Countries

Working assignments are available in the following areas:

  • Politics & Society
  • Human Rights & Peace Building
  • Sustainable Development
  • Media & Culture

Participating countries in 2018

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Republic of the Sudan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan


Working assignments last between eight weeks and three months (maximum) and are defined individually according to profile, needs and availability. In agreement with the scholarship holder, ifa arranges the place of the internship. The internship is supplemented by an occupation-specific support programme – including workshops and individual visits – in the host country. Working assignments are characterised by the fact that, in terms of content and organisation, they can be aligned very closely to the requirements and wishes of the scholarship holder.

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
CrossCulture Programme

Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225.195