4-H Global Citizenship Program - International Exchange Programs

  • Ambassador Programs (for 4-H age youth)

Outbound—Cultural Immersion Opportunities

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

To learn about all opportunities:

2015 Summer Outbound Program Comparison

Countries for 2015:

    *Costa Rica 
    *Japan 4-Week
    *Japan 8-Week    

Chaperone:  Costa Rica, Finland, Japan

For more information contact your local 4-H office or Chris McDonald at chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or at 541-737-1303.

Additional Information:

Scholarships are available from the Jack and Kathryn Wells 4-H Global Citizenship/International Program endowment and the 4-H Global Citzenship/International Program Endowment.

Scholarhsip Program Details

Scholarship Application (Word) or PDF

Japanese Hosting Credit-  The Japanese organizations offer a credit of $100 for each month long Japanese student a family has hosted through 4-H, up to $300. Any family who has hosted a 4-H year-long Japanese high school student is credited $1,000 toward participation in the program of the high school student hosted.

Checklist for all programs- Delegate, Chaperone

American Youth Leadership Program

Got the Travel Bug?? Check out the American Youth Leadership Program to Ghana!

 “I've been across the world and back these past three weeks! It's been a wild ride and I'm so grateful for it. I know my memories of the people I've met and places I've been will stay with me forever!”  Signe, AYLP Youth Participant from Washington, 2013/14.

 The American Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) provides an opportunity for youth and adult participants to travel to Ghana, learn about Ghanaian history, culture, traditions, and ways of life by staying with a host family during the four week program mid-June to mid-July 2015. American and Ghanaian host siblings will also study cultural issues in the U.S. and Ghana around nutrition and food security. Education topics on structures to provide healthy school lunches, marketing, and access to food.

 Youth (15-17 years of age) and adult citizens that reside in one of the 13 Western states are eligible to participate in AYLP with Samoa:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Check out AYLP- Ghana! Detailed information and applications are available on the University of Wyoming 4-H web site:  www.wyoming4h.org  Applications are due December 1, 2014.

 The American Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs and administered by the University of Wyoming 4-H Youth Development Program.  The AYLP grant covers the following costs for participants:  passport and visa fees, roundtrip airfare for pre-trip orientation in Wyoming, roundtrip airfare to Ghana, meals, lodging, site visits, cultural activities and transportation in Ghana, accident and sickness protection.  AYLP is designed to advance mutual understanding, prepare youth leaders to become responsible citizens, spark an interest in learning about foreign cultures, and develop a cadre of Americans with cultural understanding  who are able to advance international dialogue and compete effectively in the global economy. Contact Warren Crawford, crawford@uwyo.edu, or Kim Reaman, kreaman@uwyo.edu, for more information.

Ghana Brochure 2015

Aduit Participant Flier


Summer Inbound—Hosting Opportunities

2015 information will be posted soon

Oregon families have the opportunity to host youth from other countries for 3-4 weeks during the summer.  Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2015.  For more informaiton, contact your local 4-H office or Chris McDonald at chris.mcdonald2@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1303.

Countries for 2015: 


Additional Information:

Hosting Dates for all Countries 2014

Year Long Inbound- Hosting Opportunties

2015 Information will be posted soon

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 2015-2016 school year:

   * Eurasia



Oregon International Program Teen Counselor Progam

2015 Information will be posted soon

Oregon International Program is seeking youth in 8th-12th grade to assist with summer programs.  May provide assistance at Japanese Delegate Orientation, , 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

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

Youth development programs are being restructured and are not available until 2016.

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