International Program

The Ohio 4-H International Program will not operate in 2020 due to COVID-19. Information on this website is no longer valid, but remains here for your reference, since the 2021 program will likely look similar. This website will be updated with 2021 information as soon as it is available in the fall. We look forward to you traveling and hosting with us soon!

Share your life and learn about another country without leaving home!  


2021 General Program Information will be posted in September. Please check back!    (Below is 2020 information , which is similar.)


Hosting Information! - Will Be Updated in September with 2021 Information

Japanese Youth and Adults

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*** Ohio host siblings for Japanese youth should be ages 10-16. *** Ohio host siblings will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender & approximate age. *** The 2021 Host Family Application will be posted to this website in late November. *** Applications accepted until all youth are placed, usually in late April.


2021 Youth Travel Information will be posted in September

Application deadline for 2021 Travel is November 15, 2020

Japan, Costa Rica, Norway & Romania!

Information below is from 2020  ... the 2021 programs will have similar dates and prices

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  Reminder: The documents below are from our 2020 program, which was cancelled due to Covid 19. They remain on this website for your reference, only ... since the 2021 programs will be similar.

PAST Traveling Information below for reference only: 

  • Finland 2019 -  (Finland is only offered on "odd" years and will not run in 2020. The 2021 program will be similiar this 2019 info flier)


Make It a Project!   Your participation in the 4-H International Exchange Program can be the basis of your own unique 4-H self-determined project! Every self-determined project requires the 4-H member to identify and complete areas of interest and related activities, learning experiences, leadership/citizenship activities, and a brief report. Just like other projects, self-determined projects are eligible for fair participation. Visit the Self-Determined Projects and Idea Starter webpage for more information.

For more information

About 4-H International Programs - travel opportunities, hosting international visitors, volunteering or donating funds, contact our office at:

    Ohio 4-H International Programs
    2201 Fred Taylor Drive
    Columbus, Ohio 43210
    Phone: 614-247-8162