Summer Hosting Opportunity


The State 4-H Office is once again working with our local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in support of the 2022 4-H Japanese Exchange Program! New York 4-H will be hosting 20 Japanese Youth and two adult chaperone this summer. We have a great group of youth visiting this summer and they all need host families. Youth will arrive mid-July and stay until mid-August. (The specific dates will be shared once their flights have been confirmed.)

The delegation will be arriving and departing from the Syracuse airport. The State 4-H Office will provide support and orientation for all host families before and during the visit. If you know of families that would be a good fit or that are interested please consider sharing the online application through the States’ 4-H International Website or sending an email with questions about the program to Autumn Lavine.


This is the link to the website to begin the application process.


Once there, applicants will see categories in blue along the top of the home page. Applicants will want to click on Host Families and that should take you to a page titled Host Family Applications. Families will see in blue Start a New Application. Go ahead and click on that and begin to fill in the information. Applicants will want to click on 4-week summer program and also select Japan from the drop-down list. After selecting Japan, applicants will get to the application form. Once filled out applicant information will be in our system and we will be able to work with folks to get all of the paperwork accounted for. In addition to the application form we would be working with families to get the following items:


• Host Family References

• Host Family Home Visit

• Host Family Background Screening


The process is simple and painless, we promise! Once we get the initial forms processed I can share the actual youth information forms with applicant families so together, we can make the best possible match for families.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that arise.

We look forward to working with you.

Autumn Lavine - NYS 4-H International Exchange State Coordinator

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