Brunswick County 4-H

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NC 4-H International Exchange Program March 27, 2009

Filed under: 4-H,Community Service — Blair Green @ 1:21 pm
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North Carolina 4-H needs to find 22 host families for Japanese delegates and their chaperones by April 30, 2009. The Japanese delegates will be here July 24- August 20, 2009. Visit the 4-H International web site to find out more information about this exciting opportunity.

 

This year we also have the opportunity to host Norwegian, Costa Rican and Finnish students. Each country’s 4-H program has selected approximately 10-15 youth to send to America. Delegates from these countries tend to be older, usually 15-19 years old. The dates that these delegates will be arriving also vary according to country. Norwegian students will be here July1-30 and are required to attend NC 4-H Congress. (Cost for Congress is paid by Norway 4-H). Finnish youth will be here June 14- July 12 and Costa Rican students will be here June 21- July 18.


Another opportunity we have for 4-H families is the opportunity to host a yearlong high school exchange student. This year, we are assigned just two students to find homes for.

 

A bit of information:

In order to be a host family, the family must have a child within 2 years in age of the child they will host and also be of the same gender. All international delegates must have their own bed. Families are responsible for all meals and transportation including pick up and return for the child. Health insurance is provided.

 

Families must complete an application, submit 3 non-family references, and sign a disclosure in order to have a criminal background check for all family members 18 years old or older living in the home. In addition, local Extension staff must conduct an in-home interview with the family (all members present) and submit a written report with approval indicated. ALL paperwork should be completed by April 30 and must be completed before a child can be permanently assigned to the family.

 

Another opportunity we have for 4-H families is the opportunity to host a yearlong high school exchange student. This year, we are assigned just two students to find homes for.

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