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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

December 15, 2021

Nine Teens and Young Adults Approved for International Exchanges 2022

Submitted by Mary Kay Munson

The Outbound Exchange Interview Committee approved participation of six current 4-H members in Outbound Exchanges next summer.  Their acceptance and placement in a country delegation will not be final until after January 15, when their applications and deposits are due to States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H) in Seattle.  Kansas has also approved three 18-25 year old’s to represent Kansas on the IFYE program sponsored by the IFYE Association of the USA.

The six prospective Kansas States’ 4-H delegates, their Extension Units, and first choices for assignments are as follows:

  • Maddie Anderson, Johnson County to Norway
  • Nathan Anderson, Johnson County to Romania
  • Abigail Macgregor, Wabaunsee County to Romania
  • Isaac Moreno, Cottonwood District to Japan
  • Kate Rogers, West Plains District to Japan
  • Jayla Wyant, Cottonwood District to Costa Rica

The IFYE prospects, their home areas, current locations and first and second choices are:

  • Fiona Bradley, Cowley County of Nevada MO to Norway/South Korea
  • Traci Ross, Walnut Creek District of Johnson County to Sweden/Poland
  • Johari Snell, Riley County of Kansas City, MO to England,Wales/Argentina

IFYE’s will negotiate their country placements and length of stay with the IFYE Association’s Program Manger as partner organizations agree to host our delegates.  The partner countries and the U. S. States’ 4-H and IFYE Programs will continue to monitor COVID conditions and will decide if  their exchanges will be cancelled as late as April, or even later.  Current guidelines are that participants must be vaccinated if their ages are older than age for current FDA full approval for vaccine.  At this time any States’ 4-H outbound must be vaccinated if over 16, but this could change by summer.  Vaccination requirements  of host families will be determined by hosting organizations in each country.  IFYE has not announced its COVID requirements.  Each participant will be required to have a negative PCR test within a specific time of departure flight.  Time lapse requirements are being adjusted with conditions nationally.