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International Programs

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 ages 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

Japanese and Korean host families

  • Family applications due May 1, 2021
  • Hosting dates are Saturday, July 24, 2021 to Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021

Traveling Abroad

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 Dec. 1. Scholarships are available.

4-H Headquarters

University of Idaho Extension 4-H Youth Development

Physical Address:
Mary E. Forney Hall
1210 Blake Avenue, Room 206

Mailing Address:
UI Extension 4-H Youth Development
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3015
Moscow, ID 83844-3015

Phone: 208-885-6321

Fax: 208-885-4637


Web: 4-H Youth Development

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