Michigan 4-H offers youth and their families an opportunity to think globally, grow in their cultural awareness, and gain knowledge about the world through international exchange programs that include both hosting and traveling abroad.


Looking forward to providing a hosting opportunity in 2022. 

Hosting a student from another country or travelling abroad provides youth and families with so much: the ability to stand back from our own point and become aware of not only our own cultural values, beliefs, and perceptions, but also those of other cultures. Encourage your child today to grow globally, culturally, or intellectually with 4-H international exchange opportunities! 

Michigan 4-H partners with several organizations to provide both outbound and inbound international exchange opportunities.

Why take part in an international travel experience?

Young people who participate in 4-H international travel opportunities:

  • Develop an appreciation of the social, economic, political and cultural contributions of other countries.

  • Better understand how culture influences values, beliefs and attitudes.

  • Live with host families and actively participate in family life.

  • Practice foreign language, verbal and nonverbal communication skills.

  • Participate in an educational tour to acquire specific subject matter skills and knowledge.

  • Prepare to share the international experience through presentations in their Michigan community.

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