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4-H International Exchange Programs logoNorth Carolina 4-H offers opportunities for members and their families to become part of a growing tradition that includes leadership, cultural exploration, and fun! Through the 4-H Inbound and Outbound exchange programs provided through NC 4-H, families gain a wealth of knowledge, life-changing experiences, and shared memories that will last a lifetime!

Are you interested in getting updates about NC 4-H International Programming? Complete this short form!

For more information or if you have questions about any of the NC 4-H International Exchange Programs, please contact Caitlin Clineff, Coordinator at, 919.515.4759

 2023 Inbound Exchange

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Links of Interest
  • Inbound (IB) defines an opportunity for a family to host a delegate during the summer months for the International Exchange Program.
  • Host families must have a sibling of the same gender and within 2-3 years of age of the visiting delegate.
  • Host Sibling Age Requirements: 10-18
  • You can host a youth age 12-18 or an adult chaperone
  • Must meet specific guidelines for your family to be able to host a delegate.
  • 2023 Programs for NC: Japan, Costa Rica, Norway, South Korea
  • Hosting Information can be found here: 

 2023 Program Information 

2023 Inbound Program Details Info

2023 Program Flyer

2023  Requirements & Inbound Delegate Information

Host Family Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Outbound Exchange

Links of Interest

2023 Outbound Application Information

North Carolina application deadline:  December 15, 2022

  • Outbound (OB) is an opportunity for an active 4-H member in North Carolina to apply for a spot on the national delegations to Japan, Costa Rica, Finland, or Norway (years alternate), Romania, South Korea, and Argentina (new in 2021).
  • Must meet specific guidelines and processes for 4-H delegate placement on the state and
    national consideration lists.
  • Age Requirements:
    • Japan, South Korea, & Taiwan- 12 – 18 years old
    • Costa Rica – 15 – 18 years old
    • Norway(Returning in 2024) – 15-18 years old
    • Argentina (Returning in 2024) Focus is on delegates interested in playing a musical
    • instrument (orchestra) or playing soccer. The Argentina program DOES NOT include a homestay experience with a host family.
    • Applications for Outbound  2024 will be on December 1, 2023.

2023 Information 

2023 Program Flyers:


Costa Rica