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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

April 15, 2019

Consider Hosting for the Summer 2019 4-H Japan Inbound Exchange

Submitted by Deryl E. Waldren

Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer? Host a new friend from Japan in your home this summer, July 23 – August 17. Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs are offering hosting opportunities to 27 families this summer. We need host families who would be willing to host a Japanese boy or girl; most are aged 12-14. We need to make host family assignments matching each delegate with an American same-gender host sibling as soon as possible so that families and exchange delegates can communicate and get to know each other.

Any Kansas family with children aged 10-16, who is interested in the Japanese culture, may host. A separate bed is required, but not necessarily a separate room from the host sibling. Delegates are 100 percent medically covered with 4-H insurance and bring their own spending money. They can go on host family vacations, camping trips, or join their host sibling for summer camps and the county fair. The focus is everyday family life. If you have further questions, please call Rose Scott, Kansas 4-H Japanese Exchange Coordinator, 785-388-2009 or 785-565-3197, or e-mail sixtykid2@gmail.com.