Being a Michigan 4-H International Exchange Program local coordinator provides inspirations, global friendships and so much more.
Intercultural competence is one’s knowledge and ability to successfully handle intercultural encounters. Global and cultural lessons may offer an opportunity for participants to learn more about the community they live in or the world.
Learn what the host parent(s) and sibling(s) say about hosting a Japanese or Korean delegate for one month through Michigan’s 4-H International Exchange Inbound Program.
In 1968, Belize government requested Michigan 4-H’s assistance in youth development programs. In 1972, Michigan 4-H youth traveled to Belize to encourage 4-H involvement and learn about the culture. This relationship is still strong after 49 years.
International travel takes youth outside of their comfort zone and encourages them to be better communicators.
Many Michigan families have hosted an international exchange student from some organization to help our state rank very high in national statistics. Your family can help Michigan to keep climbing the ladder.
Japanese partner LABO and Michigan 4-H have continued their commitment of international exchange for 45 years. Learn more about the cultural significance for these Japanese students.
You can learn some unexpected and interesting things when hosting an international exchange student, like the story of potatoes and the United States.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit another country? 4-Her Libby Graber was able to be an exchange student for one month in Japan during summer of 2017.