About us

CISV educates and inspires action for a more just and peaceful world.

What is CISV?

CISV is a global Non-Profit-Organization for international and intercultural Youth Exchange. Since it was founded in 1951 the goal of CISV is to encourage people of all ages to stand up for world peace. We are confident that satisfying educational experiences and life-long intercultural friendships will change the world into a better place.

CISV offers a range of different international programs for children and youth of different ages as well as a lot of opportunities for regional and local voluntary engagement. Or educational approach is based on the concept of “experiential learning”; all programs include a lot of fun as well as a secure and healthy environment, so participants can develop their personalities.

CISV is a non-political as well as a non-religious organization and is at the same time open to people from all cultures, with all beliefs. You can find our volunteer-based organization in about 69 nations on all continents, with the purpose to include more and more nations and cultures into this worldwide exchange.

CISV experiences help to develop a worldview and life philosophy, which inspires people to stand up for peace.
Our Values
  • Friendship
  • Inclusiveness
  • Enthusiasim
  • Engagement
  • Cooperations
International Programs Worldwide per Year
Participants Annually