FAQ

CISV en general

¿CISV es religioso?
No. Aceptamos abiertamente cualquier tipo de religión y de creencia.
¿CISV es político?
No, somos una organización sin afiliación política alguna. Respetamos los diferentes puntos de vista, porque creemos que la tolerancia enriquece la diversidad cultural.
¿En dónde se encuentra CISV en el mundo?
Aquī puedes encontrar un mara interactivo de dónde nos encontramos y más información acerca de la estructura de nuestra organización.

Comunicación

¿Qué idioma se habla en el campamento?
Los campamentos CISV se desarrollan en inglés, ya que es el idioma oficial de la organización.
¿Los programas CISV son programas en los que se enseña inglés?
No, no somos un programa de enseñanza de inglés u otro idioma. Los chicos mejoran sus habilidades de comunicación en inglés por el uso del mismo mientras realizan actividades y conviven con los participantes.

Aplicación

¿Cuándo puedo aplicar?
Nuestras inscripciones para el año 2019 inician en el mes de octubre. Si estas interesado en participar escríbenos a ecuador@cisv.org
¿Cómo formalizo mi aplicación?
Para formalizar el proceso de aplicación debes llenar el formulario de inscripción.
¿A qué programa puede aplicar mi hijo/a?
Our Programmes Tenemos programas desde los 11 año, revísalos en la sección de programas.
¿Debo hacer algo después de inscribirme?
Sí, todos nuestros participantes reciben un entrenamiento de Enero a Junio los días sábados por la mañana. Consulta el calendario para saber cuando tendremos un entrenamiento.

Acerca del líder

¿Con cuántos niños viaja un líder?
Los participantes viajan en delegaciones de 4 a 6 niños y cada grupo es acompañado de un líder adulto capacitado por la organización.
¿Quién es el líder?
Es una persona mayor de 21 años, capacitada por CISV en manejo de los participantes, planificación de actividades, manejo de crisis y riesgos.
¿Cómo puedo ser líder CISV?
Puedes aplicar escribiendo un mail a coordinacion@ec.cisv.org

Programa CISV

¿Qué hacen los participantes todo el día durante el campamento?
Embedded in a fixed daily routine games and personality-forming activities take place. Activity phases are usually initiated by so-called "energizers", which are short, fun games that are fun and stimulate the children to work together. There is also plenty of time for sports and leisure. Recovery phases are provided, consideration is self-evident. The activities always follow a certain pattern: First, the children get to know each other. Only when the leaders and the staff can establish that the participants are no longer feeling foreign, there are activities, where also closer contact can take place. Of course, the specific needs of the children are taken into account. Gradually, the participants feel confident about each other, and more and more activities lead to tolerance, understanding and finally to friendship.
Is the age of the children considered?
Of course. Camps for older young people have more opportunities to participate democratically. Camps for the younger ones, on the other hand, are designed by the leaders and the staff.
What's for dinner?
Regional food. Special needs of the children (vegetarian, allergies, no pork, ...) are taken into consideration.
What about religion?
CISV is religiously unbound. This means that if your child is religious, it is by no means prevented from exercising his religion. If possible, its needs are also supported. on the other hand no kid will be encouraged or even forced into any unwanted religious activities.
Can I call my child on the mobile phone?
No. No direct contact is possible during the camp. This makes the children much easier to become comfortable in the new environment. They are, however, always happy about mail from home; Sporadic e-mail traffic is also possible via the leader. Please understand that no answer from your child is most probably a sign that it feels very comfortable.

The staff is also available for emergencies.

And if something happens?
Our leaders are prepared for unforeseen things as much as possible. Each program has at least one staff member trained in first aid. In addition, there are experienced risk managers who handle crisis situations in each chapter and country. Our greatest interest is in the welfare of all participants.

host families

For which camps are there family stays?
In a Village, the children spend their first and third weekend with a host family. A Step Up also starts with a host family weekend. During the Interchange the child lives with the host family and meets with the rest of the group again and again to perform CISV activities with the group.
How many children live with a host family?
During an Interchange usually one kid, as there should be the same number of children in both groups. For the other programs, children stay with their host families in groups of two or more children.
Who can be host family?
Usually these are CISV-affiliated families, sometimes also individuals. Most of them have children who take part in CISV activities, some of them have been CISV children fifty years ago. But people interested in CISV and cultural exchange are also willing to share their home for with children from other countries for a weekend.
What are the requirements to be a host family?
Room for the guest children, but not necessarily single rooms. Mattresses are sufficient. Time to sleep, understanding for possible jetlag, a warm welcome and sufficient food should be self-evident. The children should get to know local customs, and experience the host country a bit more "close up". Very often the host families get to know each other before and meet for common leisure activities (swimming, museum, ...). The host families are informed in advance about CISV practices and rules.
How much money does a host family receive?
Nothing. It is a purely voluntary activity - like all activities at CISV Austria.

local events

You need more anwers?

Who travels?
Up to 15 years: Meeting delegations from five to twelve nations, accompanied by a trained leader (21 years or older) From 16 years of age: Meeting people from many nations who are traveling alone
Campsite?
Often school premises or youth hostels, sometimes company locations Space for sports and games Closed area
Accomodations?
female and male youth sleep in separate areas dormitories or multiple rooms full board
Preparations?
PreCamp-weekend delegation meetings compulsory trainings
CISV rules?
Mutual respect and openness No smoking, alcohol, ... No mobile phone, gameboy, ... No parents :-)

More Questions?

Age?
International programs are open for children and youth at the age of eleven or older. Each program is reserved for a specific age group, to adequately take into account the different maturation levels of the young people. There is no age limit to the top. In regional activities, we welcome children from the fourth elementary school class. Some children need time to feel secure in a new organization.
costs?
The costs for international programs vary depending on the program and include full overnight accommodation and catering, organization, training and preparation. You have to be a member of CISV. Regional activities without overnight stay are usually included in the membership fee.
Contents?
CISV activities. We are approaching subjects such as human rights or sustainability playfully, promote learning processes through activity, have room for experimenting and testing, and empower with funny energizers.
Diversity?
CISV promotes and demands respect and openness.