"Hibiki and his goat competed in the pack goat competition. He won Reserve Grand Champion, and we were all very proud of him."
-S4-H Host Sibling
"The most unexpected thing was how difficult it was to say goodbye. We both cried on the way home because Kasuto was teary eyed when we left him."
-S4-H Host Mom
"It's like having a sister I always wanted, and a best friend."
-S4-H Host Sibling
"I had such an astonishing experience, one that surely will influence me for the rest of my life. I feel I’ve grown as a person, and my perspective on the world has changed drastically."
-S4-H Outbound Delegate
"Enhancing world understanding and global citizenship through high-quality 4-H international and cultural immersion and exchange programs for 4-H aged youth."
Welcome a new family member for 4 weeks during the summer! Delegates come from Argentina, Cameroon, Japan, Korea, and Norway. You’ll host a youth that shares hobbies and interests with your own children.
Immerse yourself in daily life in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, or Tanzania this summer! Enhance your global citizenship through homestay experiences with local host families.
Open your home to a high school exchange student for one academic year! Students come from Japan and Eurasia. They attend the local high school and are eager to share their culture with you.
S4-H programs are conducted in 19 participating states. Click to find out more about your state’s program.
States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (S4-H) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Seattle, WA. We work with 4-H Youth Development Centers of Cooperative Extension in the US and international partners around the world to conduct cultural immersion and exchange programs. Since 1972, our exchanges have impacted nearly 50,000 youth and their families in 24 countries on 6 continents!
S4-H is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 4-H Extension professional from across the US. The 4-H National Headquarters at NIFA has authorized S4-H to use the 4-H name and emblem. S4-H is granted full listing by the Council for Standards on International Educational Travel (CSIET) and is designated by the US Department of State as a sponsor of J-1 Secondary Student exchange programs.
The official newsletter of S4-H is available for you to view online or print at home. Please take a look at all of the exciting opportunities available through S4-H!