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Our Mission: Enhancing world understanding and global citizenship through high-quality 4-H international cultural immersion and exchange programs for 4-H aged youth.

States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. We work with 4-H Youth Development Centers of Cooperative Extension in the US and a network of international partners around the world to conduct cultural immersion and exchange programs. Since 1972, our exchanges have impacted nearly 63,000 youth and their families in 43 countries on 6 continents!

States’ 4-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 States’ 4-H to use the 4-H name and emblem. States’ 4-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.

We Value:
· Multiple perspectives · Global connections · Tolerance
· Respect for others · Diversity · Innovation
· Cultural understanding · Learning by doing · Engaged citizenship

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