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Located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, Romania boasts breathtaking mountain-ranges, medieval castles, and picturesque villages dotted admist the forested landscape. Delegates will live with host families near the city of Cluj and discover first-hand the vibrant mix of culture, history, and lifestyles that Romania has to offer.

Program Details

Dates: June 24 - July 24, 2020
In Country Partner: Romania 4-H
Ages: 15 - 18 years old

Delegates arrive in Cluj for an overnight arrival orientation led by Romania 4-H, which includes an introduction to Romanian culture, basic language phrases and sightseeing. Afterwards, delegates meet their host family and begin their homestay experience, where they will immerse themselves in the everyday life and culture of their Romanian host family. During the trip, delegates will travel together on a four-day expedition to the Black Sea. The program concludes with a departure debriefing in Cluj.

Program Fees Include: An overnight National Departure Orientation in a U.S. gateway city, arrival orientation with sightseeing and cultural excursions in Cluj, in-Romania expenses (lodging, meals, and most transportation), four-day trip to the Black Sea, orientation materials and States' 4-H t-shirts, accident & sickness insurance, and a portion of adult chaperone expenses.

Basic Timeline:

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Fall Submit your application and $1,500 deposit to your State Coordinator. Due dates vary by state.
December 1 State Coordinators send recommended applications & deposit payments 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.
February 1 $1,500 payment due to the States’ 4-H National Office
Mid February States’ 4-H books non-refundable air tickets
April 15 Remaining balance due to States’ 4-H National Office
Late Spring Host Family placement is announced
Summer Students fly to U.S. hub city for National Departure Orientation the day before international flight