International Program

This website will be updated with 2021 information by November 6, 2020. The Ohio 4-H International Program did not operate in 2020 due to COVID, but the 2020 information has been left here for your reference, since the 2021 program would likely look similar. We look forward to you traveling and hosting with us soon!  Please check back on November 6, 2020.

Share your life and learn about another country without leaving home!  


2021 General Program Information will be posted in early November. Please check back! (Below are the 2020 program details, which are similar to what would occur in 2021.)


Hosting Information! - Will Be Updated in early November 2020 with 2021 Information

Japanese Youth and Adults

See next tab for 2020 application form ... 2021 form would look similar.

*** Ohio host siblings for Japanese youth should be ages 10-16. *** Ohio host siblings will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender & approximate age. *** The 2021 Host Family Application will be posted to this website in December. *** Applications accepted until all youth are placed, usually in late April.


2021 Youth Travel Information will be posted by November 6, 2020.

Application deadline for 2021 Travel would be November 20, 2020

Apologies for the quick turn-around time, but we are waiting for the latest Covid updates before posting 2021 information. 

Japan, Argentina, Costa Rica, Norway, South Korea & Romania!

Information below is from 2020  ... the 2021 programs would have similar dates and prices

 See next tab for application form from 2020 ... the 2021 application would be very similar.


Reminder: The documents below are from our 2020 program, which was cancelled due to Covid. They remain on this website for your reference, since the 2021 programs would be similar.

PAST Traveling Information below for reference only: 

  • Finland 2019 -  (Finland is only offered on "odd" years and will not run in 2020. The 2021 program will be similiar this 2019 info flier)


Make It a Project!   Your participation in the 4-H International Exchange Program can be the basis of your own unique 4-H self-determined project! Every self-determined project requires the 4-H member to identify and complete areas of interest and related activities, learning experiences, leadership/citizenship activities, and a brief report. Just like other projects, self-determined projects are eligible for fair participation. Visit the Self-Determined Projects and Idea Starter webpage for more information.

Volunteer with the Ohio 4-H International Program!

Join our statewide team of volunteer International County Coordinators (ICCs) who assist with recruiting, interviewing and supporting host families!

Ohio 4-H Volunteer ICC position description


    For more information

    About 4-H International Programs - travel opportunities, hosting international visitors, volunteering or donating funds, contact our office at:

      Ohio 4-H International Programs
      2201 Fred Taylor Drive
      Columbus, Ohio 43210
      Phone: 614-247-8162