International students visit Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Students from around the world visited Youngstown Wednesday as part of a month-long overseas summer camp.

The 11-year-old students come from across the globe and are staying in Northeast Ohio for the month. The program is part of CISV International, a non-profit group that provides educational group activities to develop cross-cultural understanding in children, youth and adults from around the world.

The children visited Mill Creek Park, the Butler Institute of American Art and Handel’s Ice Cream.

“They come here for a month. They have time to spend some time in homes with American families to see what family life is like, and they also work on breaking down cultural stereotypes, learning about culture here as well as each other,” said Camp Director Ann Anderson.

CISV International has hosted 50 of the summer villages in Northeast Ohio. Camps are located around the world.

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