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
IFYE Inbound Materials
- Colorado 4-H IFYE Overall Program Information (Update Coming Soon!)
- Youth Application
- Medical Form
- Reference Form
- Participant Agreement
- Host Family Application
- Liability Release Form
- Inbound Agreement
- Inbound Required Document Checklist
IFYE Outbound Information
Who: 19 – 30-year-old 4-H alumni and others interested in living and working with host families in other countries.
What: 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.
When: Representatives to most countries leave in mid-June and return mid-September or mid-December.
Where: Countries in all areas of the world: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
Why: 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: 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