Friday, February 18, 2011

4-H Families Have Opportunity to Host Japanese Students This Summer

The 4-H LABO Exchange list of Japanese youth coming to Virginia this summer has just been released.  Experience the summer of your life by signing up to host a student for one month!  Youth are ages 12-14, and at least one child in the American family must be within two years of age of the visitor.  Contact the Extension Office for a list of delegates and information such as their interests and hobbies and their “wish list” for things to do while in the U.S.  A sampling of the list shows: wants to milk a cow and ride a horse, wants to cook with American family, wants to teach Japanese penmanship, wants to see beautiful scenery, wants to make friends and play soccer, wants to see McDonalds.  We can definitely achieve most of those here! 


Orange 4-H families have a lot to offer our Japanese visitors, so please give great consideration to hosting an exchange member.  There are also two adult chaperones who will need host families.  Usual travel dates are late July to August.