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CISV International

Your child and CISV

What your child will gain from a CISV programme

Taking part in a CISV educational programme 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 realise their full potential. The curriculum in each of our programmes 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.

Do you want to send your child to a CISV programme? The first step is to find your CISV National Association. They will be able to tell you about CISV programmes they are hosting or taking part in and put you in touch with your nearest CISV Chapter.

Your practical questions

Your CISV National Association or local CISV Chapter will be able to answer all your questions about the practical things you need to know about sending your child to a CISV programme. 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 programme varies from country to country. As a not-for-profit organization, we work hard to keep our fees as low as possible. Because of the travel involved, our international programmes are more expensive, but there are always ways for your child to get involved with CISV locally through our Junior Branch and Mosaic programme. Your CISV National Association or  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 programmes. 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.

Our standards

CISV has over 60 years experience of organizing camp-based programmes 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. 

Is your child attending a CISV programme? Look in resources for all the forms, documents and information you need.




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