4-H Youth Development
2013 Delegates' Experiences

Below are selected reports from 2013 participants as they report about their experiences around the world.

Karla Funk - Germany

Karla Funk was a 2013 IFYE to Germany from June 17 - August 10.  She also shared her experiences on her blog.  Visit:  http://ksfunk.blogspot.com/.

Report #1 With Photos (PDF)
Report #2 With Photos (PDF)


Annie Patterson - Austria

Annie Patterson was a 2013 IFYE to Austria from June 17 - August 10.  She also shared her experiences on her blog.  Visit:  http://annienpatterson.blogspot.com/.

Report #1 With Photos (PDF)
Report #2 With Photos (PDF)


Mercedes Rodriguez - Argentina

Mercedes Rodriguez spent four weeks in Argentina during the summer with the States' 4-H International Exchange Programs trip.

Report #1 (PDF)
Report #2 (PDF)
Photos With Captions (PDF)


Ben Yarnell - Australia

Ben Yarnell spent four weeks in Australia during the summer with the States' 4-H International Exchange Programs trip.

Photo #1 - Ear Tagging A Lamb
Photo #2 - Wading in Southern Ocean
Photo #3 - Playing Didgeridoo Instrument
Photo #4 - Sydney Harbour & Opera House


Brianna Zweimiller - Finland

Brianna Zweimiller spent four weeks in Finland during the summer with the States' 4-H International Exchange Programs trip.  


Report #1 (PDF)
Report #2 (PDF)
Photo #1 - Brianna With Gae, South Korean IFYE
Photo #2 - Celebrating Host Mom's Birthday
Photo #3 - Host Family in Front of House in Utajärvi
Photo #4 - Host Mom Riding at Midnight
Photo #5 - Brianna Making Traditional American Breakfast of French Toast
Photo #6 - Playing Video Games with 3-Year-Old Brother
Photo #7 - Typical Finnish Sauna


 

2012 Delegates' Experiences

Below are selected reports from 2012 participants as they report about their experiences around the world.

Matti Kuykendall - United Kingdom and Switzerland
Matti Kuykendall was a 2012 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Representative to the United Kingdom (Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales) hosted by Young Farmers Clubs in each country between June 18 and September 2.  Following two weeks' free time travel, she began the second half of her exchange in Switzerland, hosted by the IFYE Swiss from September 17 - December 7.  She also shared her IFYE experiences on her blog: 
http://www.mattikuykendall.blogspot.com.

 

 

Mary Lynn Buchele - 2012 Japan Exchange (8 weeks)

Payton Jellison - 2012 Japan Exchange (8 weeks)

Brianna Hamilton, 2012 Australia Exchange (4 weeks)



Last revised:  3-15-13
2011 Delegates' Experiences

Gretchen Berns - 2011 IFYE to Tasmainia, Australia

Gretchen Berns is a 2011 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Representative to Tasmania, Australia.  She will be sharing her IFYE experiences on her blog.  Follow Gretchen, as she relates details about her adventure.  Visit:  http://www.gretchensaustralianadventure.blogspot.com/

Michelle Stork - 2011 IFYE to Norway
Michelle Stork is a 2011 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Representative to Norway. She will be sharing her IFYE experiences in a series of letters.

Sam DeVore - 2011 Japan Exchange
Follow Sam as he relates details about his trip to Japan. Visit: 
http://goe591-japantrip.blogspot.com/

Katie Eberth - 2011 Japan Exchange
Read Katie's final report about her summer 2011 experiences in Japan. 

 
2010 Delegates' Experiences

Amy Sents - 2010 IFYE to Germany and Switzerland
Amy Sents is a 2010 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Representative to Switzerland and Germany.  She will be sharing her IFYE experiences on her blog.  Follow Amy, as she relates details about her adventure.  Visit:  www.amys-adventures-abroad.blogspot.com.

  • Amy's First report from Germany (PDF)  
  • Amy's Second report from Germany (PDF)
  • Amy's Third report from Switzerland  (PDF)
  • Amy's Fourth report from Switzerland (PDF)
  • Amy's Fifth report from Switzerland & Germany (PDF)

Chelsy Coen - 2010 IFYE to Sweden
Chelsy Coen is a 2010 International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) Representative to Sweden.  She will be sharing her IFYE experiences on her blog.  Follow Chelsy, as she relates details about her adventure.   Visit:  http://chelsyswedishadventure.tumblr.com/.

  • Chelsy's first report (PDF)
  • Chelsy's final report  (PDF)

Carolyn Gehrke - 2010 IFYE to Germany

  • Carolyn's First Report (PDF)
  • Carolyn's Second Report  (PDF)

2010 IFYE Reports from Costa Rica

  • Hannah Davidson (PDF)
  • Stetson Honig (PDF)
  • Destiny Wendland (PDF)
 
2009 Delegates' Experiences
2008 Genna Gehrt's Experience in Germany
  • Report 1 from Germany 2008 (PDF)
  • Report 2 from Germany 2008 (PDF)
  • Exploring the Viking Settlement Haitabu (JPEG)
  • Walking on the Beach at the North Sea during low tide (JPEG)
 
2008 Delegate Experiences
 
2007 Martha Schneider's Blog in Norway & Sweden
 
2007 Emily Schneider's Blog in Germany & Austria
  • http://www.xanga.com/ems910
  • Report 1 from Austria 2007 (PDF)
  • Report 2 from Austria 2007 (PDF)
  • Report 3 from Austria 2007 (PDF)
  • Report 4 from Germany 2007 (PDF)
  • Report 5 from Germany 2007 (PDF)
  • Report 6 from Germany 2007 (PDF)
 
2006 Beth Shanholtzer's Experience in Botswana
  • Beth's Bio and Picture (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 1 from Botswana 2006 (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 2 from Botswana 2006 (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 3 from Botswana 2006 (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 4 from Botswana 2006 (PDF) (Word)
 
Samantha Baumann's Experience in Japan
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Joe Bernhardt's Experience in Japan
Katie Fox's Experience in Japan
Austrian Inbound IFYE to USA Rosemarie Finster
  • Rosemarie Tries Her Mountain Climbing Skills in Kansas (JPEG)
  • Rosemarie is greeted by Mary Kay Munson, KS 4-H Exchange Coordinator, at the end of her climb (JPEG)
 
Nicolette Unruh's Experience in Australia
  • 2004 IFYE Ambassador Nicollette Unruh (Powerpoint)
     
Hannah Nielsen's Experience in Norway
Nick Regier's Experience in Sweden
  • Report 1 from Sweden 2005 - Experience of a Lifetime (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 2 from Sweden 2005 - Unforgettable Experiences in Sweden (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 3 from Sweden 2005 - Agriculture Beyond Sweden (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 4 from Sweden 2005  (PDF) (Word)
  • Report 5 from Sweden 2005 (PDF) (Word)
  • Nick Regier and PerArne Hemmingsson enjoying an antique tractor show near Svenstavik, Sweden (JPEG)
  • Sunshine at midnight (JPEG)
  • Nick feeding some of the 2000 hogs on Roland Gottfriedsson's farm in southwestern Sweden (JPEG)
  • Nick stands among the vineyards of the Beaujolais wine region of central France (JPEG)
  • Nick Regier cutting firewood on farm in Southern Sweden (JPEG)
  • Constructing a deck was one of Nick's jobs at the Johansson's farm in western Sweden (JPEG)
English Inbound IFYE to USA Chris Manley
  • Lincoln IFYE alumni welcome Chris to the Fair (JPEG)