At States' 4-H International Exchange Programs (S4-H), our mission is to enhance world understanding and global citizenship through high-quality 4-H international cultural immersion and exchange programs for 4-H aged youth (age 9 – 19). S4-H is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1972. S4-H has short-term summer inbound and outbound programs along with an academic year-long program. Currently, S4-H works with Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Norway, South Korea, and the countries of Eurasia through the Department of State's FLEX program. Students live with volunteer host families, experience and come to understand new cultures, build friendships, and develop language and leadership skills that serve them throughout their lives. Join us in making a difference! (www.states4hexchange.org)
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization, and it is found in more than 70 countries in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In the United States, 4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H National Headquarters is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land-grant universities across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.