4-H exchange programs provide an opportunity for 4-H members and their families to learn about other cultures by hosting exchange students from other countries or by traveling abroad. Opportunities for 4-H members include:
Hosting Visiting Youth
Host a Japanese youth age 12–16 or a Costa Rican, Korean, Finnish or Norwegian youth age 15–18, for one month during the summer. The host family must have a child the same gender and within three years of the age of the international delegate.
Costa Rican, Norwegian and Finnish Host Families
- Family applications due March 25
Japanese and Korean host families
- Family applications due April 15
- Hosting dates are Friday, July 22 to Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
Travel to Japan, Korea, Norway, Argentina, Finland, Costa Rica, Tanzania or Australia as a delegate. 4-H members travel to these countries for a one-month home stay with host families. Adult chaperones are also needed.
Deadline for outbound applications is December 1. Scholarships are available.