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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

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 in December. Scholarships are available.

For more information contact

Tamara (Tami) Crowley

4-H International Exchange Coordinator

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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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