International Exchange Programs
CISV International is a global organization dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building intercultural friendship, cooperation and understanding. Founded in 1950, CISV is a federation of 70 member associations with over 200 chapters or local groups. For over 60 years, CISV has provided countless children and young people with valuable life experiences and the opportunity to build lasting friendships through its international educational programs. CISV is a UNESCO Partner.
CISV offers an innovative, fun, non-formal peace education via international, camp-based, family exchange and local community “learning by doing” programmes to develop informed, responsible and active global citizens who will make a difference in their communities and the world.
Neighbors Abroad is the official Sister City organization of Palo Alto, California, promoting citizen diplomacy and international friendship. Its mission is to provide the people of Palo Alto and its sister cities an understanding of each other as individuals, as communities, and as countries—and to foster a better understanding of the world. Founded in 1963, Neighbors Abroad today manages year-round activities for Palo Alto and its six sister cities.
Children’s Reading Group – local libraries