Summer 2024 4-H International Exchange Program Opportunities

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Next summer, NC 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to travel abroad and experience new cultures and languages in 6 different countries through our partnership with the States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs. Apply by November 15 for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

NC 4-H will be hosting an “Info and Q&A” session on Zoom on October 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. Learn program details and hear from participants who went abroad through these programs last year!

Register here for the Zoom session

This opportunity isn’t only for youth….Adults may be eligible to participate as chaperones! Email Caitlin Clineff for more information on how to apply to be a chaperone at

Program costs, airfare estimates, payment schedule and conditions can be found HERE.

***Please note that age is counted as of the date of departure.***

Costa Rica – June 20 to July 19
*Ages 15-18
*Homestay with a Costa Rican 4-S family
*Sightseeing and cultural excursions in San José
*Two-day visit to Arenal Volcano National Park
* Host sibling of same age/gender not guaranteed

Japan 4 week – July 10 to Aug 9
*Ages 12-18
*Homestay with a LABO/LEX Japanese family, with host sibling
*Visit LABO or LEX clubs with host family

Japan 8 week – June 12 to Aug 9
*Ages 15-18
*1st Month: Intensive group language-learning program in Tokyo, including cultural excursions in and around Tokyo. Host sibling not guaranteed.
*2nd Month: All the same components as the Japan 4-week program (see above)

South Korea – July 16 to Aug 15
*Ages 12-17
*Homestay with 1-2 Korean 4-H families
*Urban exploration in Seoul
*Host sibling of same age not guaranteed

Taiwan – July 16 to Aug 15
*Ages 12-18
*Homestay with 1-2 Taiwanese 4-H families
*Urban exploration in Taipei
*Host sibling of same age not guaranteed

Norway – June 20 to July 20
*Ages 15-18
*Homestay with 1-2 Norge 4-H families
*Two-night orientation in Oslo
*Host sibling of same age not guaranteed

Argentina – June 20 to July 15
*Ages 15-18
*Hotel group accommodation in Córdoba
*Daily structured group activities facilitated by Argentina 4-H
*Particular emphasis will be placed on soccer and orchestra
*Multi-day 4-H camp in Argentine countryside

Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2023
Apply Online

Contact State Coordinator Caitlin Clineff at if you have any questions!