Applications and Forms

All forms can be emailed to or mailed to WI 4-H International Programs, 426 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703-1195.  Applications are due June 1, but can still be submitted until all students are placed.

Summer Inbound Programs

Here are the steps to apply to host a student for any of the summer inbound programs (Japan, South Korea, Mexico, & Norway/Finland):

  • Online Host Family Application* (new host families will need to create an account using their email address and a password)
  • Community Reference Form – new host families will need two non-related references. References will be emailed through the States’ 4-H International online application
  • 4-H Educator Recommendation Form (Give this form to your county 4-H youth educator [agent] and have him or her complete it and return it by email to

*If you are unable to fill out the Online Host Family Application, please contact us for an alternate application method.


Academic Year Programs

Here are the steps you’ll need to apply to host an academic yearlong Japanese, South Korean, or FLEX high school student. You’ll need to complete the three forms below:

  • Academic Year Programs’ Host Family Application (Please complete and mail to WI 4-H Intl’ Programs)
  • Criminal Background Check DisclosureThe background check is completed online through a secure portal. Contact us to get more details on the background check. 
  • Financial Disclosure Form (Please complete and mail to “States’ 4-H” as directed on the form)

Furthermore, please distribute the forms below as directed:


Click here for more information on hosting an Academic Year-Long Student