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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

May 15, 2023

There’s Still Time for the Summer 2023 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 24 – August 16. Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs are offering hosting opportunities to 30 families this summer. We need host families who would be willing to host a Japanese boy or girl; most are aged 12 and 13, with a few delegates aged 14 - 16. We need to make host family assignments matching each delegate with a 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. The focus is everyday family life. If you have further questions, please call Pam Van Horn, Kansas 4-H Japan Exchange Coordinator, 785-826-8917, or e-mail her, pvanhorn@ksu.edu.