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 information on this website is no longer valid, but remains here for reference. The website will be updated with 2021 information as soon as it is available in the fall. we look forward to travel and hosting then.

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


2020 General Program Information


2020 Hosting 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 2020 Host Family Application will be posted to this website in late November. *** Applications accepted until all youth are placed, usually in late April.


2020 Youth Travel Information!

Japan, Costa Rica, Norway & Romania!

Application deadline for 2020 Travel is November 15, 2019

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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