An important part of many CISV programmes are host family stays for groups of two or more youth:
- At Villages and Step Ups at the start of the programme, so that the leaders can prepare the campsite
- At Villages at the end of the second week, to allow the leaders and staff time to plan and relax
- For all camps for participants who are leaving earlier or later for organisational reasons
Participants should experience the life in their host country’s family and also have a chance to experience local culture.