This is a life changing experience for our youth ages 12-18.
Michigan youth can travel to Japan for either 4 or 8 weeks in the summer. The summer 2019 travel dates are:
- July 10 - August 8, 2019 for the 4-week Homestay Program
- June 12 - August 8, 2019 for the 8-week Nihongo Program
Note if you host the host brother/sister who stays with you in Michigan may be able to host your child in Japan. Our program has supported many international friendships. Participants are ages 12-18 years old. Visit States' 4-H website for more information: www.states4hexchange.org
- Scholarships available to 4-H youth
- $1,500 deposit is due December 1, 2018
- Applications will be accepted for 2019 Summer Travel to Japan from November 1 through December 1, 2018, space is limited so send early to:
2018 Michigan 14 year old youth who traveled to Japan for the 4-week program and stayed with her two Japanese sisters she hosted from 2016 & 2017.
Academic Year Outbound Program to Japan: Live with a LEX/Hippo Club Japanese family and attend Japanese school. Dates are August 2019 to July 2020. Inquiry form due by December 2018. Application due by January, 2019. (Youth ages 15-18, who have not already graduated from high school).