Travel opportunities for ages 16-19+

CISV has a smaller number of slots for older teens and adults 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 program 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 2020, Detroit CISV will select one person aged 16-18 of any gender as a delegate to these youth meetings:

Smoky Mtn, Tennessee, USA — 16-18 year old — July 20, 2020 –  August 3, 2020

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 2019, Detroit CISV will select two Junior Counselors:

For a female, to Seoul, S. Korea  July 17, 2020  – August  13, 2020
For a male, to Guatemala City, Guatemala  December 26, 2020 – January 22, 2021


For this new program of CISV USA, one person aged 16-18 will be chosen by each of the chapters in the USA to participate in a two-week camp. This year’s host chapter is Washington D.C.  Camp will be held in Washington D.C.  July 22nd-August 4th, 2019. One focus of the camp will be on discussing what it means to be from the USA, and how people from CISV USA can counter stereotypes of Americans.


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

Seminar participants are chosen through a national selection process. More information is available on this Seminar Camp application, which is due to CISV USA on Dec 15, 2018.  Detroit area youth interested in Seminar also should contact Matt Brzezinski at for more information.

For more information about Youth Meetings, Fortnight and Junior Counselor opportunities, contact Jim McCabe at  To apply for these programs, please go here. 

The image at the top of the page is of Queretaro, Mexico. Thanks to photographer Lucy Nieto, who shared this image on Flickr under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike license.