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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 cadavis7@ncsu.edu, 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 Inbound Hosting Information & how to apply – 2024 Coming Soon

 2023 Program Information 

2024 Coming soon

2023 Inbound Program Details Info

2023 Program Flyer

2023  Requirements & Inbound Delegate Information

Host Family Frequently Asked Questions

2024 Outbound Exchange

Links of Interest

Outbound Application Information

North Carolina application deadline:  November 15, 2023

  • The Outbound (OB)  Programs are an opportunity for an active 4-H member in North Carolina to apply for a spot on the national delegations to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Argentina, or Norway (even years only). Applicants must meet specific criteria for placement on the state and national consideration lists.
  • Must meet specific guidelines and processes for 4-H delegate placement on the state and
    national consideration lists.
  • Age Requirements:
    • Japan 4-week & Taiwan  – 12-18 years old.
    • South Korea – 12 – 17 years old.
    • Japan 8 – week, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Norway  – 15-18 years old
    • Please note: the Argentina program DOES NOT include a homestay experience with a host family.
    • Applications for Outbound  2024 will be on November 15, 2023.

2024 Information 

2023 Program Flyers:

Japan

Costa Rica

Norway

Taiwan

Argentina

Korea

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Outbound Program Comparison