• Summer

    Welcome a new family member for 4 weeks during the summer! Delegates come from Argentina, Cameroon, Japan, Korea, and Norway. You’ll host a youth that shares hobbies and interests with your own children.

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  • Summer

    Immerse yourself in daily life in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, or Tanzania this summer! Enhance your global citizenship through homestay experiences with local host families.

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  • Year-Long

    Open your home to a high school exchange student for one academic year! Students come from Japan and Eurasia. They attend the local high school and are eager to share their culture with you.

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  • State

    S4-H programs are conducted in 19 participating states. Click to find out more about your state’s program.

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About Us


States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (S4-H) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. We work with 4-H Youth Development Centers of Cooperative Extension in the US and international partners around the world to conduct cultural immersion and exchange programs. Since 1972, our exchanges have impacted nearly 50,000 youth and their families in 24 countries on 6 continents!

S4-H is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 4-H Extension professional from across the US. The 4-H National Headquarters at NIFA has authorized S4-H to use the 4-H name and emblem. S4-H is granted full listing by the Council for Standards on International Educational Travel (CSIET) and is designated by the US Department of State as a sponsor of J-1 Secondary Student exchange programs.

S4-H Newsletter

The official newsletter of S4-H is available for you to view online or print at home. Please take a look at all of the exciting opportunities available through S4-H!