Mid-Point Meeting Success!

This past weekend we had our Wisconsin Academic Yearlong Program delegates gather for a fun fall check-in to see how everyone was doing. We all had a great time meeting with host families and students alike, and to top it off, we had cider and carved pumpkins! Thank you everyone for a fantastic Mid-point meeting, […]

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Nine Exchange Students Prepping for the 2016 -2017 School Year

At the beginning of August exchange students from Japan, South Korea, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, and Ukraine began to arrive for their year long home stays in the United States. Students represented four different exchange organizations: FLEX, LEX, LABO and BFE. LEX and LABO are both organizations in Japan that focus on learning languages and travel […]

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Year Long students enjoying their “American Experience!”

  Wisconsin’s year long exchange students are beginning to depart for their home countries. This is often a very emotional time for for students and families alike. This is a great time to reminisce over all of our students accomplishments. It is wonderful to see how they have grown over the past year! We are […]

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Midpoint Meeting with 4-H Academic Year Students a Success

On October 24-25th, 2015, our students and families gathered in Mauston for the 4-H International Academic Year Program Midpoint Meeting. Together, students and host families reflected on the things they’d experienced and learned over the first few months of their exchange. Building bridges and mutual understanding is crucial to a successful exchange experience, and it […]

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Welcome, 2015-2016 School Year Students!

School is approaching…. And that means our Academic Year exchange students have arrived, thrilled to begin a most exciting year of their life! This year, Wisconsin families have welcomed 5 different yearlong students from Tajikistan, Moldova, the Republic of Georgia, and Japan through the FLEX, LEX, and Labo programs. They are currently spending lots of […]

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Building Global Ties: WI 4-H International Program Alumna Shares Experience

Lydia Russell, an alumna of WI 4-H and States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs, shared her experience as both an Outbound delegate and host sibling with the National 4-H Council’s 4-H Today, an online publication. In the article she explains how these experiences helped her develop “confidence, public speaking skills, and cultural sensitivity.” Read it here. Interested in […]

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Applications to host during summer or school year are UP!

Interested in hosting a student during the summer in 2015, or hosting a high school student for the 2015-16 school year? Both sets of applications are now available on our Applications and Forms page. Applications are due February 1st, but are still accepted until all students are placed. Have any questions? Give us a call […]

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WI 4-H Centennial – 4-H Day at the Capitol

Last Wednesday, March 19th, there was a special event at the capitol in Madison, WI, celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Wisconsin. Over 800 4-H youth from around the state attended. WI 4-H International Programs took part in the hands-on demonstrations of 4-H projects in the Rotunda. 2013-2014 FLEX high school students Ivan Mikhaylov (Russia), Yuliya […]

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