4-H Global Citizenship Program - International Exchange Programs

  • Ambassador Programs (for 4-H age youth)

Summer Inbound—Hosting Opportunities

Oregon families have the opportunity to host youth from other countries for 3-4 weeks during the summer.  For more informaiton, contact your local 4-H office or Chris McDonald at chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1303.

Countries for 2014: 

     *Japan—Deadline June 1 and July 1 depending on program or when all placements are made
    *Argentina—closed for 2014    
    *Finland—closed for 2014

Additional Information:

Hosting Dates for all Countries 2014

Year Long Inbound- Hosting Opportunties

Oregon families have the opportunity to host high school youth from another country for the school year.  For more informaiton, contact your local 4-H office or Chris McDonald at chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1303.

Countries for the 2014-2015 school year:

   * Eurasia- Open until all placements are completed

   * Japan- Open until all placements are completed

  * Korea- Open until all placements are completed

Other Opportunties

Oregon International Program Teen Counselor Progam

Oregon International Program is seeking youth in 8th-12th grade to assist with summer programs.  May provide assistance at Japanese Delegate Orientation, Japanese camp, or/and Japanese Departure Program.  Leadership duties vary by program.  Japanese Delegate Orientation requires the most youth assistant which includes leading/teaching Japanese delegates.  Applications dues June 15.  For more information contact Chris McDonald, State Coordinator, chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-1303.

Position Description
Application for Teen Counselor

Opporutnity for previous Japanese delegates and/or year long host sibling:

States' 4-H is seeking energetic, friendly, and mature teens between the ages of 16-19 to help with the 2014 Japan HS Arrival Orientation July 26-August 1 in Seattle. Ideal candidates will have participated in the S4-H Japan OB program and/or hosted a Japan HS or FLEX student. Applications are due to S4-H by March 15.

Application Information:
Teen Ambassador Description

Teen Ambassador Application

Teen Ambassador Reference Form

American Youth Leadership Program with Samoa

University of Wyoming 4-H is administering the American Youth Leadership Program to particiaptns for the Western Region (which includes Oregon).  4 Oregon Youth and 1 adult were chosen to participate in 2013-2014.  Applications for 2014-2015 are due April 1, 2014.    Information and applications from the University of Wyoming 4-H program are available at www.uwyo.edu/4-h/.

Outbound—Cultural Immersion Opportunities

4-H International Exchange Ambassador Programs are 2-8 week opportunities for young people to experience living with host families in other countries. These programs enable young people from around the United States to increase their global understanding and to improve their leadership and communication skills.

2014 Summer Outbound Program Comparison

Countries for 2014:
    *Australia Delegate  Closed
    *Costa Rica Delegate  Closed
    *Norway Delegate  Closed
    *Japan 4-Week Delegate  Closed
    *Japan 8-Week Delegate  Closed
    *Tanzania Delegate  Closed    

Chaperone:  closed

If interested in any of these programs for 2015, please contact Chris McDonald at chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or at 541-737-1303.

Additional Information:

2014 General Scholarships for 4-H Outbound Ambassador Programs

2014 Clayton Fox Leadership Endowment Scholarships

2014 Outbound Ambassador Programs: fees, payment schedule and cancellation policy

Orientation Materials:

Orientation Materials—Japan
    See More - Nihongo (language/culture) Program
Orientation Materials—Costa Rica
    See More - Education and Culture of Costa Rica, Houses, Festival of Fruits
Orientation Materials—Finland
Orientation Materials—Argentina
Orientation Materials—Australia
    See More - Article 1 Overview, Article 2 Overview, Article 3 Overview,
    Melbourne/Sydney, Aussie Footie Match, End-of-Exchange Experience in Sydney


  • Youth Development Programs (for individuals 19-25+)

Youth development programs are being restructured and are not available until 2015.

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