CAEP - International Paid Agriculture Exchange Programs

The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Location (s):

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • United States of America


CAEP brings young adults together from all over the world to share and learn ideas, beliefs, and agricultural practices through international paid agriculture exchange programs. Our vision is to interconnect our world peacefully through our paid agriculture exchange programs in order for our participants to identify themselves as world citizens transcending from any geographical, cultural or political borders.


For over of a quarter of a century, CAEP has given young adults an opportunity to experience the world and gain the confidence they need to prepare themselves for their future in agriculture. Through our agriculture exchange programs, rural families and agricultural operations also have a unique chance to be touched by other cultures, resulting in lifelong friendships. 

Benefits of a CAEP Program:

  • Gain new knowledge and skills in your field of agricultural interest through on-the-job training
  • Improve your language and communication skills
  • Participate in cultural and social activities
  • Exchange ideas about agriculture and culture with your hosts
  • Learn about agricultural technology, management, marketing, and finance in your host country
  • Understand how people from different countries are connected, and how events in one place impact other countries around the world.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

To participate on a CAEP program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 when your program begins (Enology program between the ages of 21 to 35).
  • Have an interest in agriculture and possess sufficient experience to benefit from the program
  • Have an interest in learning about another culture and sharing your home culture with people in your hosting community
  • Have the maturity necessary to live in a foreign country, away from your family and friends- meaning you can adapt to a different lifestyle and live together with people who have different beliefs and values
  • Have no personal or legal problems that will prevent you from benefiting from the exchange. You must disclose any actual or potential problems on your application
  • Be able to speak and understand English well enough to learn about the culture and agriculture during your program. It is not necessary to be fluent, but you must be able to understand daily conversation when you arrive
  • Be in good health


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

The program fees include all country partner fees and CAEP fees and can vary from country to country. CAEP program fees include: visa paperwork processing, placement, pre-departure preparations, program monitoring, orientation, and other assistance during program.

Government Visa Fees:  These are the collected fees that each embassy and country charges to process your application. These include the SEVIS fee of $180 USD, Embassy appointment fee of $160 USD.  Other fees may also apply at the embassy.

Travel:  Travel to your placement site is the participant’s responsibility. Travel costs vary by country and location in the United States.

If you have any other questions regarding fees for a CAEP program, please contact your country partner or your CAEP coordinator for more assistance.

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