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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

October 16, 2023

Outbound International Exchange Opportunities for 4-H’ers in 2024 Announced

Submitted by Mary Kay Munson

Kansas 4-H’ers between 12 and 18 have options for travel to one of six different countries on 4-H exchanges in summer 2024 beginning in either in June or July. Those 12 and older may choose among 3- to 4-week exchanges in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Programs in Argentina, Costa Rica, Norway, and 8 weeks in Japan are open to 4-H’ers age 15 and over. These cultural emersion programs are based on month-long home stays with families of partner youth organizations, including 4-H, in all countries except Argentina, where the Americans will be housed as a group with their U.S. chaperones and have daily programs arranged by Argentina 4-H in Cordoba. The following chart lists the exchange programs, dates, and participant ages for 2024 offered by Kansas 4-H though its membership in States’ 4-H Internationals Exchange Programs:

Country, Dates, Ages
Costa Rica, June 29-July 19, 15-18
Japan 4-week, July 10-August 9, 12-18
Japan 8-week, June 12-August 9, 15-18
South Korea, July 16-August 15, 12-17
Taiwan, July 16-August 15, 12-18
Norway, June 20-July 20, 15-18
Argentina, June 20-July 15, 15-18

Details may be found on color flyers for each program on the Kansas 4-H website:

Click on the 2024 application link, or visit: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/92010-States-4-H-International-Exchange.

Kansas Applications are due November 1, 2023. If an applicant learns about the program close to this date, contact Mary Kay Munson, State Coordinator at 785-375-3189 or mkm2@ksu.edu. She may also be contacted with questions about the exchanges. Required Interviews and First Orientation will be November 19th in Junction City. Details will be sent to Applicants after due date.