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 2020 travel dates are:
- July 8 - August 6, 2020 for the 4-week Homestay Program
- June 10 - August 6, 2020 for the 8-week Nihongo Program
Please note: if you host a Japanese delegate in Michigan your child could possible stay with that delegate 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
Summer 2021 -
- Scholarships available to 4-H youth
- $1,500 deposit is due December 1, 2020 for 4-week program and $2,000 due for 8-week program.
- Applications will be accepted for 2021 Summer Travel to Japan October 1 through November 1, 2020, space is limited so send early to:
Japan application 2021 - check back August 2020
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 2021 to July 2022. Inquiry form due by December 2020. Application due by January, 2021. (Youth ages 15-18, who have not already graduated from high school).