Academic Year Students Ready to Jump In!

  Wisconsin is excited to be once again hosting a bundle of Academic Yearlong students from Japan, South Korea, Poland, Ukraine, Serbia, and Armenia. The students come from various organizations that emphasize bridging cultural barriers and practicing communication skills. Below is a description of each of the organizations that WI 4-H will be hosting students through […]

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Norway, Costa Rica, and Mexico Delegates enjoying their Homestays

Nine delegates total from Norway, Costa Rica, and Mexico are currently enjoying summer with families across Wisconsin. They all were able to experience a holiday that truly embodies american culture, the Fourth of July. From camping in the upper peninsula, to seeing fair projects at the county fair, they are all having an amazing time so […]

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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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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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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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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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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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