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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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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Norway, Costa Rica, and Wisconsin Connect

On June 25th, 2015, Wisconsin families welcomed  youth from Norway and Costa Rica into their homes for a one month homestay. The delegates arrived excited to learn about Wisconsin culture and to meet their new families! After an orientation in Madison, host families arrived to “adopt” their new family members. For the following month, delegates […]

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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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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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