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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Japanese and Korean youth ready to experience Wisconsin Life!

Japanese and Korean students arrived on July 23 for their orientation in Wisconsin. During the orientation they learned the essentials for their month in Wisconsin such as how to use money, 4-H, Wisconsin geography, table manners and personal safety.                         Host families arrived eager […]

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Wisconsin Students Go Abroad!

Last week the first delegation of 4-H youth to go abroad left for Costa Rica. With a group of 11 other delegates from across the country, three Wisconsinites began their adventure in Costa Rica. After having an orientation in Atlanta, the group, along with their chaperone, headed off and would arrive shortly in the South American […]

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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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International Students Headed to Wisconsin, Summer 2016

Students from Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Finland and Costa Rica are all headed to Wisconsin this summer. These students will be staying with host families throughout the state and get to experience a true Wisconsin lifestyle. Throughout the month host families and their new family members will learn about each other’s culture.  Although it may […]

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Outbound Application Up – Apply Now!

Summer is over, and it’s time to start thinking about your next adventure! Could it be Japan, Costa Rica, Norway, or South Korea?? The 2016 Outbound Application is now available for one month homestay experiences with States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs. Have you always wondered what life is like in another country? Are you between […]

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“Adios” to our International Friends

The sun has set on another fun summer of hosting. This year, over 70 families across Wisconsin welcomed delegates from Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Norway through the WI 4-H International Programs. Though the students have all returned to their respective parts of the world, it doesn’t bring an end to the experience! […]

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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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