GLOBE - Global Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education
Check out this program that provides a Global Village simulation with Heifer International in Perryville, Arkansas allowing youth participants to experience poverty, limited resources and life in a developing country, without actually traveling abroad. In addition to the experiential activity at Heifer Ranch, youth will participate in three online webinars and complete a service learning project in their own community. 2018 applications now being accepted on 4-H Connect. Limited to first 40 participants. See links below for more information.
International Exchange Programs
Texas 4-H partners with States’ 4-H International Exchange Program and the LABO and LEX programs of Japan to place Japanese youth and chaperon delegates in Texas homes for a four-week summer immersion homestay. Host Families must have a youth of the same gender and similar age; Japanese youth are typically 11-14 years of age. Adult chaperones can be placed with Host Families who do not have children. All persons in the home over the age of 18 must be registered as volunteers in 4-H Connect. Tentative dates for 2018 are July 20 through August 18, dates will be finalized in January 2018. See links below for more information.
Outbound Exchange Programs
Texas youth, age 14 and older, can also travel to Japan, Costa Rica, and Norway for a similar four-week summer homestay in 2018. Texas 4-H youth would travel with 4-H members and a chaperone, representing up to 28 states across the nation. See flyers for specific information on each of the countries. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. If interested please contact Dr. Locke as soon as possible. Delegates are required to pay approximately $3,000 depending on the actual location. See links below for more information.
International Study Trip
Texas 4-H will host the 2019 International Study Trip, July 5-14, 2019 to Athens, Florence and Rome! 4-H members ages 14-19 at the time of the return (July 14, 2019) are eligible to participate. Apply at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/form198/index.html. Details on the trip are in the flyer. Participants have the option of flying out of Houston or Dallas – the group will converge in Athens for the actual tour. See links below for more information.