International Program

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


2020 General Program Information


2020 Hosting Information!

Japanese, Costa Rican & Finnish Youth and Adults

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*** Ohio host siblings should be ages 10-16 (Japan) or 14-18 (Costa Rica and Finland). *** Ohio host siblings will be matched with an international youth of the same gender & approximate age. *** The 2020 Host Family Application will be posted to this website in November. *** Applications accepted until all youth are placed, usually January or February (Costa Rican and Finland) and April or May (Japan).


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