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Travelers see mountains, museums and human masses, and mimic a country’s culture, pass through front doors of homes to live as brothers and sisters. Thus, the culture engulfs them – Iowa delegate to the Philippines

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Who:  19 – 30-year-old 4-H alumni and others interested in living and working with host families in other countries.

  During their three or six months stay, Representatives live and work with several host families for three to six weeks at a time.  Representatives have the opportunity and are expected to participate in day to day family life.  In addition, Representatives interact with the host organizations, which are often like 4-H.  Representatives may pursue special interests through self-study, and many arrange for academic credit through their university.

  Representatives to most countries leave in mid-June and return mid-September or mid-December.

  Countries in all areas of the world:  Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa.

  International 4-H Youth Exchange programs enhance the 4-H program through international, cross-cultural experiences that enable young people to improve their leadership and communication skills, while increasing their international awareness and understanding.

Program Fee:
  The 2020 program fee is $6,500 to $7,500, depending on the area of the world.  The fee includes on-program domestic/international airline tickets, host family arrangements made by the host country organization, supplemental insurance, and orientation/debriefing programs.  Financial support and fundraising assistance may be available through county and state 4-H offices. Note: Colorado provides 2 full scholarships annually, excluding personal spending money.

Applications (word) and full program details (pdf) are available through your county extension office or from the international program coordinator in your state 4-H office at Colorado State University Extension. DUE DATE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2019