January 16, 2018
Applications Due Mid-February to Host Finns and Costa Ricans
In order to complete clearances by the March 1 deadline in Seattle, Kansas families wishing to host a Finnish or Costa Rican 4-H’er this summer should complete applications by February 12. Host families are required to have a family member who will be in the home during the exchange as host sibling who is within 2-3 years and the same gender as the teen to be hosted. Incoming 4-H’ers are 15-18.
To apply, follow the link to States’ 4-H’s on line application from the Kansas 4-H web site: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/global-citizenship/host-family-information/. References are not required for families who hosted previous 4-H exchanges. Background checks and In Home interviews are good for three years. Contact Mary Kay Munson, Kansas International Exchange Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-238-3631 with questions about these exchanges or how to apply.
Applicants can shift their applications to hosting a Japanese or IFYE if not selected for Norway or Costa Rica hosting. Contact Rose Scott, Japan Inbound Coordinator, at email@example.com or 785-388-2009 for information on Japan Summer Inbound Exchanges. Information on Japanese youth coming to Kansas will be available by the end of February.