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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 are 3-8 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.
Countries for 2013 (application deadline has passed—no further applications will be accepted):
*Costa Rica Delegate
*Japan 4-Week Delegate
*Japan 8-Week Delegate
Chaperone to: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, or Tanzania
See More - Nihongo (language/culture) Program
Orientation Materials—Costa Rica
See More - Education and Culture of Costa Rica, Houses, Festival of Fruits
See More - Article 1 Overview, Article 2 Overview, Article 3 Overview,
Melbourne/Sydney, Aussie Footie Match, End-of-Exchange Experience in Sydney
Oregon families have the opportunity to host youth from other countries for 3-4 weeks during the summer.
Materials are now available for the following programs (application deadline: February 15, 2013)
*Cameroon—Summer Program (delegation not able to come to the U.S. in 2013)
Youth Development Programs (for individuals 19-25+)
(These programs are being restructured and are not available in 2013)
In addition to having the opportunity to experience living with host families in other countries, participants in 4-H International Exchange Youth Development Programs will work with the cooperating youth program in their host country. Depending on the host country, this work could include helping with camping programs, studying youth development issues or working with formation of 4-H type clubs in various settings around the host country.
Inbound – Hosting Opportunity
Oregon families have the opportunity to host young adults from other countries for 2-4 weeks during the summer or fall.