Youth meeting, seminar, jr counselor: ages 16-19+

CISV has a smaller number of slots for older teens to participate in travel programs.

Youth meetings 

These 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.

Age 16-19+
Duration 8 or 15 Days
Size of group Approximately 25 – 35 participants plus staff. People under 16 travel in delegations with an adult leader (age 21+)

In 2017, Detroit CISV will select one person aged 16-18 of any gender as a delegate to these youth meetings:

Galicia, Spain — 16-18 year old — July 28 – Aug 11, 2017
Lueneburg, Germany — 16-18 year old — Dec. 27, 2017 – Jan. 3, 2018

Junior Counselors

Junior Counselors assist the leaders of a month-long CISV Village, working with delegations of 11-year-olds from around the world. All Junior Counselors must be 16 or 17 when they are serving as Junior Counselors. In 2017, Detroit CISV will select two Junior Counselors:

A female to Oslo, Norway — June 30 – July 27, 2017
A male to Portugal — July 28- Aug. 24, 2017


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.

Age 17 – 18
Duration 21 Days
Size of group 30 participants plus international adult staff

In 2017, Detroit CISV will select 17-18-year-olds for the following Seminars:

A female to Mexico City, Mexico — June 30 – July 20, 2017
A male to Dallas, USA — July 15 – Aug. 4, 2017


For more information about Youth Meetings and Junior Counselor opportunities, contact Jim McCabe at For information about Seminar, contact Matt Brzezinski at

The image at the top of the page is of Mexico City’s Calle Monda. Thanks to photographer Ralf Roletschek, who shared this image on Wikimedia Commons under a GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2.