I made lifelong friends . . .
"Having the chance to live with a wonderful family in Austria and get immersed in their culture was an experience I will never forget. It was icing on the cake to get to show my delegate the same hospitality at home. I made lifelong friends through the program and look forward to doing it again next summer!"
-- Casey, 2022 Austria-USA Interchange delegate
learning about peace from different perspectives
"My favorite memory from Youth Meeting in Italy was learning about peace from different perspective through fun activities. I also loved making friends with people from many different countries and learning about their cultures."
-- Elizabeth, 2022 Youth Meeting Italy delegate
cultural and global perspectives . . .
"Representing USA in Italy this summer with CISV Step Up taught me more about cultural and global perspectives and how I can relate to people my age all over the world.”
-- Tula, Step Up delegate
"As always, I am honored and grateful to have been on such an amazing journey. I recommend seminar with the HIGHEST praise to anyone who is interested. It truly was a life changing experience and I wish it had been three times longer. I met some of my favorite people ever. If the entire world was full of people the same caliber as everyone I met at Seminar, the world would be a much better place. I love them all very dearly."
Tyler, Seminar Camp 2022
|What was the best part of your CISV experience?|
"The best thing about my Step Up was the amazing people that I got to meet and how close everyone got after such a short time. The kindness and love I experienced at camp was unlike any I had ever experienced before and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a cool thing."
- Ava, Step Up Germany 2019
"The best part was making so many friends from different countries that gave a new perspective/view on the world. I was surprised by how easily everyone at camp became friends and a huge family. The other people in my delegation became one of my close friends and made me comfortable at camp. One of the hardest parts was leaving at the end of camp and leaving behind the amazing people. I learned a lot of new perspectives and that we all have many different opinions and views."
Saumya, Step Up Denmark 2019
an incredible experience
"Being a JC was such an incredible experience. It was so much fun leading activities with the other JCs, leaders, and staff, and witnessing all of the children build global friendships, making memories to last a lifetime."
-- Bella, Finland Village JC