“…for my club, my community, my county, and my world.” The 4-H pledge celebrates the importance of connecting to the rest of the world. The well-being of our planet depends on improved cultural understanding and global connections. The world is growing smaller, and the more we can help all young people in all countries to experience other cultures, the better off the world will be.
Inbound Programs - Hosting Opportunities
Japanese delegates come to the United States for one month every summer. They come to experience the everyday life of families around the country. Host families must have children within two years of age as the delegate they host. No special activities are necessary as the exchange emphasizes friendship and learning culture through exposure, not sightseeing. Delegates travel with chaperones who stay in-state for the duration of the exchange. Delegates have their own spending money and health insurance
Outbound Programs - Travel Opportunities
These outbound programs offer youth the opportunity to experience their host family home life and their cultural activities. The 3 - 8 week program also helps expand the youths communication and leadership skills.
Payment and Complete Delegate Application packet due to Arizona 4-H office by December 12, 2013
Complete Delegate Application packet includes:
1. Application form (6 pgs) for all Outbound Countries
2. Additional materials needed to accompany application:
- Short answer questions
- Letter to host family
- Cultural project
- Delegate photo
3. Comprehensive Release form required to accompany application.
4. $1,000 deposit required to accompany application. Make check out to: States' 4-H
Mail to: Kirk Astroth
University of Arizona
Forbes 301 / PO Box 210036
Tucson, AZ 85721
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