4-H Global Citizenship Program - International Exchange Programs

  • Ambassador Programs (for 4-H age youth)

Hosting Delegates in your home (inbound programs)

2015 Hosting dates for summmer and acedemic year programs

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 the State 4-H International Program Office at 541-737-1303.

Countries for 2015: 

      * Japan
    *Argentina    
    *Norway
      *Costa Rica

How to apply to be a host family:

     Checklist detailing all steps.

     *  Link to online application  please note you will leave OSU webpage
     *  Host family reference form-
2 required
    * OSU Background/Criminal History Check Disclosure Notice & Release- required for all adults (+18) living in the home
     * DMV records required for all adults in household that will be driving delegate.  If you can not go to the DMV and need to order your Oregon DMV records by mail, use this form
     * Conditions of Volunteer Service  required for all adults (+18) living in the home

Academic Year 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 the Oregon State 4-H International Program Office  at  541-737-1303.

Countries for the 2015-2016 school year:

   * Eurasia
   *Japan
   *South Korea

How to apply to be a host family:

     Checklist detailing all steps.

     *  Academic Year Application
     *  Home and Family Photos
     *  Confidential Financial Disclosure
     *  Host family reference form-
2 required
    * CBC Disclosure Form- for all adults 18+ residing in the home
    * OSU Background/Criminal History Check Disclosure Notice & Release- required for all adults (+18) living in the home
     * DMV records required for all adults in household that will be driving delegate.  If you can not go to the DMV and need to order your Oregon DMV records by mail, use this form
     * Conditions of Volunteer Service  required for all adults (+18) living in the home

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

Cultural Immersion Opportunities- Outbound Programs

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:

Argentina has just been added and is open for applications until February 11, 2105.  All other programs are closed for 2015. 

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

Adult 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

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

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

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