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Short-Term Summer Programs
Our Summer Inbound programs bring youth to the US each summer to stay with a host family for 4 weeks. Based on a complete cultural immersion model, youth are matched with a volunteer American family who wants to share their life with an international visitor.

Visiting youth travel in groups and are accompanied by an adult chaperone who stays in the same state for the duration of the program. Host families will have the opportunity to participate in welcome orientations and departure events that are organized by the 4-H Extension office in each state.

States’ 4-H currently offers several different hosting opportunities for interested families. Our Japan Program is our largest and is always in need of families. Please note that space may be limited in our other programs. Contact your State Coordinator for more details about each program and its availability in your state.