About CISV

CISV was founded in the belief that peace is possible through building friendship and mutual understanding, starting with children.

We help our young participants develop to their full potential as future leaders and active citizens, to make a difference in their communities and the world. We also give them the opportunity to build global friendships and networks that will last them a lifetime.

Our innovative, fun, non-formal ‘learning by doing’ programmes begin with our original and unique Village programme for 11-year-olds. We offer an exciting blend of seven international camp-based, family exchange, and local community programmes.

CISV International is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation, and understanding. Founded in 1950, today we are a federation of 70 National Associations with over 200 Chapters or local groups.


Camp Counselor

June 2019 - July 2019 Mexico City, Mexico City
“CISV not only has been the best experience of my life, but it also gave me the world. Knowing people from all around the world and living for one month in this multicultural camp makes us all better persons. During the camp, as a leader, you get to develop ludic activities for peace education, and while you are thinking you are teaching to the kids, you are teaching yourself. ”
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