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Children's International Summer Villages
Information Regarding Fees and Estimated Program Costs

Fees and other program costs are kept at a reasonable level because CISV is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Incidentals are for miscellaneous items, and are NOT included in the program cost listed below. These cost estimates include all known major expenses associated with the program. Scholarship (financial assistance) may be available based on need.


This reflects the projected fees. These are close estimates.

  1. Fees are payable in full at the time of selection into the program.

    Program Cost (Flights Included!)
    CISV DC Family Membership
    Total $2,860

  2. Incidentals are costs for miscellaneous items for which you will be responsible. These costs are not included in the total estimate.

    In addition to known expense items, you will be responsible for paying all costs associated with hosting your Interchange partner for his/her time here in DC (food, entertainment, etc.) as if the child were a member of your own family. Interchange participants, however, are responsible for their own shopping money and incidental spending money for items such as gifts, souvenirs, film, stamps, postcards, etc.

    You are encouraged to host your Interchange partner while continuing - insofar as possible - normal family activities rather than arranging excessive or extraordinary entertainment. CISV is intended to be a cultural learning experience, not a travel program or non-stop tour.

    When your child travels, you will provide personal spending money for gifts, souvenirs, etc. Spending money should not be excessive. The exact amount of spending money is determined by mutual agreement among families in each Interchange Delegation, and usually ranges from $300 to $400 for the entire Interchange visit - however, CISV DC will pay up to $200 per participant when relating to educational expenses (so this figure really ranges from $100-$200).