2-way family exchanges
Our cultures begin in our homes. This exchange Programme for teens promotes aspects of
Peace Education by placing participants with families from a CISV Chapter in another country.
The exchange has two phases, one in each country, allowing each participant to be both a
visitor and a host. This is not only a profound cultural experience for the young participants, it
also engages the whole family, and often the broader community, in the learning experience.
Small gatherings inspire big ideas. Youth Meetings bring small groups of participants together
from different countries within a region. They explore aspects of Peace Education related to a
specific theme and share their different perspectives. The participants also think about how
they can apply what they have gained from their experience within their own community, such
as knowledge of the theme, along with planning and communication skills.