International Programs

Read about our villages and other international programs below. Locations change yearly but the format of each program is constant.

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Village • Step Up CampJunior CounselorsNational CampYouth MeetingSeminar CampLeaders

Village for 11 Year Olds: The foundation for global friendship

The Village is a unique four week international camp that was the original CISV program and is still its flagship. Delegates to this multilingual and multicultural experience participate in a mix of educational, cultural and sporting activities, which emphasize cooperative global and intercultural living.


Step Up Camp: Building leadership skills

Aimed at young teens, the Step Up Camp encourages participants to take responsibility for leadership and program planning. Each camp focuses on a specific educational theme. Participants work together to plan activities and discussions which build on the chosen theme. Step Up camps are organized by age, and serve both 14 year old youth and 15 year old youth.

Junior Counselors: Building responsible leaders

Youth who serve CISV in this leadership capacity lend support to the leader group and provide friendship for eleven year olds at an international Village. Teens selected for this role travel to the host nation unaccompanied.

National Camp: A new CISV experience- connecting US youth and building leadership

National Camp is a new program offered by CISV USA that will include 25 participants, 16-18 years old, one from each US chapter and developing chapter. The camp will run for two weeks similar to a Youth Meeting, and will focus on building leadership skills as the campers explore issues of diversity and cultural awareness in the US.

Youth Meeting: building skills and regional capacity

The short regional camps feature individual themes that allow young people to explore intercultural issues in a regional context. The programme reinforces core CISV values, builds leadership and organizational skills, while promoting continued CISV involvement.

Seminar Camp: A dialogue for global friendship

This personally challenging, intensive program is facilitated by participants. Participants develop their own themes and agenda to explore issues and form opinions about individual, international and multicultural matters, within a framework which stresses positive conflict resolution. Seminar Camp fosters interest in the world as a whole and develops a sense of responsibility for its peaceful survival.


Leaders-for Village and Step Up

Male or Female leaders needed.
See details of Village and Step Up programs above.

Completed Application Forms should be delivered before the deadline to:

Susan MacKay
CISV Selection Chair
1011 Olive Street
Veazie, ME 04401