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
- Family applications due in March
Japanese and Korean host families
- Family applications due in May
- Hosting dates are July to August
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 in December. Scholarships are available.