International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Nigeria is an NGO and an independent establishment in a Christian organization based in Lagos. We started operating in 1982 and was designated a Peace Messenger in 1987 by the previous UN Secretary-General, Javier Perez de Cuellar, to recognize the contribution of ICYE to the International Year of Peace.
We aim to develop young people into leaders through six-month or one-year exchange opportunities abroad. Living and working in another country as volunteers will help expose them to a different culture and environment. These will also help them meet people their age, learn another language, and develop a skills set based on their working environment. We also provide In-Coming Exchanges, arranging opportunities for volunteers from other countries with the same objectives - allowing them to experience another culture.
International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Nigeria Programs