In an ever changing world, it’s important to understand new cultures, languages, and be willing to accept all people with different cultures, customs and values.
You can interact with people from other countries, explore various cultural norms and learn about their customs. This project can include home study, international travel, and service projects.
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.
- Global Service Explore Guide
- Globe Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education
- GLOBE – Tier I 2018 WebEx
International Exchange Programs
Texas 4-H partners with States’ 4-H International Exchange Program and the LABO program 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 2019 are July 21 through August 18, dates will be finalized in January 2019. See links below for more information.
In 2019, Texas 4-H will also host South Korean 4-H youth delegates for a similar 4-week homestay. 4-H membership is not required to serve as a Host Family, please share with others in your community this opportunity for cultural immersion! Apply now to be a Host Family!
Outbound Exchange Programs
Texas youth, age 14 and older, may also travel to Japan, Costa Rica, South Korea and Finland 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, 2018. If interested please contact Dr. Locke as soon as possible.
- 2018 Costa Rica Exchange
- 2018 Japan Exchange
- 2018 Norway Exchange
- 2019 Outbound Programs
- 2019 Outbound Programs Costs
- 2019 Japan Outbound
- 2019 Korea Outbound
- 2019 Costa Rica Outbound
- 2019 Finland Outbound
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.