SERVAS is an international, non-profit, non-government organization with an international network of hosts and travelers. Established in 1949, it started its activity in Denmark and US. Servas Japan was formed in 1962. Servas International places its administration office in Switzerland and is joined by more than 100 nations and districts. It is recognized as an NGO by the United Nations and ECOSOC as well. (ECOSOC is Economic and Social Council of United Nations.) SERVAS aims to help build world peace, good will, understanding, and tolerance among people of different cultures, backgrounds and nationalities. In order to realize its purposes, we provide opportunities for personal contacts to hosts and travelers of the world.