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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

November 15, 2019

Host Family Applications for Costa Rica Due March 1

Submitted by Mary Kay Munson

States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs is expected to host teens from Costa Rica June 21- July 19.  Kansas families who would like to host a teen between June 23 and July 18 should apply for Costa Rica.  Applications are available online and due March 1.  They must be approved through Criminal Background Checks and In Home Interviews, plus submit references.  Kansas will need at least two hosts to qualify, so it will be helpful to have applications submitted by mid-February.  At this time, we do not anticipate Inbounds from Finland coming to the U.S. this year.  Any family who would like to host a 4-H member from Taiwan or Korea July 23-August 17 should notify Mary Kay Munson at 785-238-3631 (leave a message) by February, so that we can request inbounds to Kansas.  Japanese youth will be in Kansas July 23-August 17.

Contact Rose Scott, Japan Summer Inbound Coordinator 785-388-2009 or sixtykid2@gmail.com with questions about hosting Japanese.   Apply on line using links at the Kansas 4-H web page https://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/global-citizenship/host-family-information/ for all of these programs.  Use the link to the 2020 Electronic Host Family Application Process under States’ 4-H Hosting.