What your child will gain from a CISV program
Taking part in a CISV educational program is an experience that will have a powerful and positive impact on your child for life. They will have the opportunity to make lasting friendships with other children from around the world in a fun, safe environment.
The positive impact of meeting and making friends with children from other countries and cultures cannot be overestimated. Your child will gain a global perspective and come to understand their part in our global community.
While we put an emphasis on fun and friendship, at the core of everything we do is our aim to educate and inspire young people to realize their full potential. The curriculum in each of our programs is age-appropriate and delivered using our informal, ‘learning by doing’ approach. We will help your child to develop an ‘anything is possible’ attitude, leadership and communication skills and an understanding of the world around them.
Your practical questions
CISV USA and your local chapter will be able to answer all your questions about the practical things you need to know about sending your child to a CISV program. They will be able to advise you on everything from how much pocket-money your child should take and the clothes they need to pack, to details of the travel arrangements and camp-site.
The cost of sending your child to an international CISV program varies from chapter to chapter. As a not-for-profit organization, we work hard to keep our fees as low as possible. Because of the travel involved, our international programs are more expensive, but there are always ways for your child to get involved with CISV locally through our Junior Branch and Mosaic program. Your local CISV Chapter will be able to give you full details of costs.
Your family and CISV
Your child will have many exciting tales to tell when they return from one of our programs. There are many ways for you and the rest of your family to also get a taste of the CISV experience! Read more about the CISV family experience.
CISV has over 67 years experience of organizing camp-based programs for children and young people. You can be assured of the high quality of supervision and care we take with our youngest participants. Read about our child safety and protection.
Young people first:
Child protection and safety in CISV
Our commitment to the safety of all our members
See our policies and guidance on child protection and adult behaviour.
If you have any doubts or any child protection concerns, past or present, please contact us in confidence on firstname.lastname@example.org