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

* Please note, the details on individual programs listed below have not been updated yet.  Expect them to be udated by October 1. 

Countries for 2014:
    *Australia  Tentitive- TBA
    *Costa Rica 
    *Finland 
    *Japan 4-Week
    *Japan 8-Week    

Chaperone:  closed

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

Additional Information:

There will be new opportunities for scholarships in 2015.  Details to be posted in October. 

2015 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

Summer Inbound—Hosting Opportunities

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: 

     *Japan
    *Argentina    
    *Norway

Additional Information:

Hosting Dates for all Countries 2015

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 2015-2016 school year:

   * Eurasia

   *Japan

   *Korea

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, , 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

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

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

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