States’ 4-H Summer Outbound programs provide American 4-H youth with the opportunity to travel to foreign countries for a cultural immersion experience. Outbound delegates live with volunteer host families and engage in experiential learning about a new way of life. Delegates experience aspects of daily life that allow them to more deeply understand both their host culture and their own culture. Our network of like-minded international partners recruit host families and plan enrichment activities for the delegation.
All States’ 4-H Outbound delegates participate in pre-departure orientations held in the US. Delegations are accompanied by adult chaperones who remain in-country to provide support during the exchange. Delegates attend an in-country orientation upon arrival and prior to departing for their host families. Some programs include a summer camp element as well.
Application deadline: Applications for Summer 2019 Outbound Programs are currently closed. Applications will reopen in Fall 2019 for travel in Summer 2020. Youth must apply through the 4-H program in their state to be considered for acceptance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.