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South Korea is a country in East Asia. It is a peninsula with the East Sea on one side and the Yellow Sea on the other. Within the last 30 years South Korea has grown into one of the world's largest economies and a leader in technological innovation. Due to this rapid economic and social development, South Korea is a unique blend of traditional and modern cultural elements. As a delegate you will be living with a South Korean family and get to experience first-hand this distinctive culture. In South Korea, States' 4-H partners with Korea 4-H.

Program Details

Dates: July 16 – August 15, 2024
In-Country Partner: Korea 4-H
Ages: 12 - 17 years old

Upon arrival to South Korea, delegates will participate in an arrival orientation led by Korea 4-H, which includes an introduction to Korean culture and instruction in basic language phrases. Delegates will then homestay with a Korea 4-H family, where they can immerse themselves into the culture of Korea and their host family's daily life. The program will conclude with a departure debriefing at the Korea 4-H Center and sightseeing opportunities in Seoul.

Program Fees Include: An overnight national departure orientation and national departure debriefing in a U.S. gateway city, arrival orientation, sightseeing and cultural excursions in Seoul, in-Korea expenses (transportation, lodging, and meals), orientation materials and States' 4-H t-shirts, accident & sickness insurance, and a portion of the adult chaperone program expenses.

Basic Timeline:

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Fall Submit your online application to your State Coordinator. Due dates vary by state.
December 15 State Coordinators send recommended applications to the States’ 4-H National Office.
Early January States’ 4-H reviews applications and makes final selection decisions. Space may be limited based on hosting capacity of the partner country. States’ 4-H notifies all applicants of their status.
Spring States’ 4-H books non-refundable international air tickets.
Late Spring Host Family placement is announced.
Summer Students fly to U.S. gateway city for National Departure Orientation the day before international flight.