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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

April 15, 2021

Hosting Japanese Exchange Summer 2021 (Repost)

Submitted by Pam Van Horn

Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer after a long year of staying home? Host a new friend from Japan in your home this summer, July 23 – August 18. Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs are offering hosting opportunities for 22 families this summer. Host families are needed who would be willing to host a Japanese boy or girl. The Japanese youth will be between the ages of 13 and 15. Our responsibility is 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 Pam Van Horn, Kansas 4-H Japanese Exchange Coordinator, 785-826-8917, or e-mail pvanhorn@ksu.edu