States’ 4-H partners with Norge 4H to offer Norwegian youth the chance to stay with an American host family for one month. The first 4H club in Norway was founded in 1926. The organization is dedicated to positive youth development. Participants in this program are both boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 18.
4H Norge is organized at the local, county and national level. There are approximately 700 clubs in Norway today, representing approximately 17,000 members and alumni. 4H is open to all youth between the ages of 10 and 25. The actual program in Norway is for youth between the ages of 12 and 19. The main idea is to teach young people the value and importance of taking responsibility for themselves, through making their own decisions and evaluating their own work.
How Can I Apply to Host?
The application window to host a student from Norway is open! Click on the Apply today button below to find out if your state is participating in this summer’s Norway Short Term Summer Host Program. For information on other programs please visit our Short Term Summer Programs page.
Dates: June 23 - July 20, 2023
In-Country Partner: 4-H Norge
Participating Norge 4-H students will attend a two-day orientation in Washington DC prior to their arrival to their host family.
|||Fall 2022||Students Apply for the Program|
|||Winter 2022||Students are selected|
|||February-May 2023||Host families are identified and matched with Students|
|||June 23-25, 2023||Students attend Arrival Orientation in Washington DC|
|||June 25, 2023||Students arrive in their host states|
|||July 19, 2023||Students return to Washington DC for overnight before departure|
|||July 20, 2023||Students depart USA|