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Hosting a young person from another country is a wonderful opportunity to expand your horizons, learn about another culture and develop lifelong friendships without even leaving your home! Since 1981, Wisconsin 4-H has welcomed over 2,000 young people from countries all over the world. This summer, nearly forty youth from two different countries will spend one month with Wisconsin host families. Find out how your family can become involved below!

 Purpose of the Program

  • enhance cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • provide the opportunity to know and appreciate another person and their culture
  • help individuals and families better understand themselves and their own culture
  • emphasize the value of 4-H and similar programs throughout the world

Summer Inbound Programs

Wisconsin families  have the opportunity to host a youth from Japan or Norway for one month.  Times vary throughout the summer depending on the program. Click below to learn more our 2023 Summer Inbound Exchange Programs.

Program Summer 2023 Dates Delegate Age Range
Norway June 25 – July 17 14-18
Japan July 24 – August 16 12-18 (majority are 12-14 years old)

Summer 2023 Updates:

As we work to restart exchange programs, we will be hosting a smaller delegation than in the past. Delegate pick-up/drop-off locations will be limited. Families should expect to travel to Dane County on the first and last day of the hosting periods listed above. We apologize for any inconvenience.

For more information, contact:

WI 4-H International Programs Coordinator: 608-262-2491 

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