International Program

We are currently evaluating the 2021 International Exchange Program in light of COVID. We will update this website with information as soon as it is available, likely December 2020. NOTE: The Ohio 4-H International Program did not operate in 2020 due to COVID, but we have retained the 2020 information on this site for your reference, since the 2021 program would look similar. We look forward to you traveling and hosting with us sometime in the future! Please check back in early December.

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

 

2021 GENERAL Information will be posted in early December. Please check back! (Below are the 2020 program details for your reference ... the 2021 program would look similar.)

 

2021 HOSTING Information will be posted in early December. Please check back! (Below are the 2020 program details for your reference ... the 2021 program would look similar.)

Host a Japanese Youth and Adult! (2020)

(See next tab for the 2020 application form ... the 2021 form would look similar.)

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 December. Applications would be accepted until all youth are placed, usually in late April.

 

2021 YOUTH TRAVEL Information will be posted in early December. Please check back! (Below are the 2020 program details for your reference. The 2021 program would look simliar.) The Application Deadline for 2021 Travel would be in late December.

Potential Countries: Japan, Argentina, Costa Rica, Norway, South Korea & Romania

See next tab for the 2020 application ... the 2021 application would look similar.

Reminder: The flyers below are from our 2020 program.

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 would look simliar to 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.
 
 

Volunteer with the Ohio 4-H International Program!

Join our statewide team of volunteer International County Coordinators (ICCs) who assist with recruiting, interviewing and supporting host families!

Ohio 4-H Volunteer ICC position description

     

    For more information

    About 4-H International Programs - For hosting, traveling, volunteering or donating funds, contact our office at:

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