Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hosting 2013 4-H Teen Exchangees for Summer

Did you enjoy hearing about Molly Elgin’s 4-H IFYE experience in Australia at this year’s Achievement Night?  How about hosting a delegate in YOUR home this summer?  In the summer of 2013, Virginia 4-H families have the opportunity to host teens from the following countries:  Argentina, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Japan, and Norway.  This is a great opportunity for American families to share their lives with young people from abroad and learn about their countries at the same time.  The hosting experience is for one month, and host families must have a child of the same gender and within a two-year age range of the hosted delegate.


Each of these groups will also have a chaperone, so host families are needed for them as well for 2 - 4 weeks.  Families who host chaperones are not required to have children in the home.  Flyers are available from the Extension Office.  Bring the world to you!  This is an experience that will last a lifetime.  Host family applications are due by January 15.  For further information or an application form, please contact Dottie Nelson, 276-617-1065 or dottieifye@yahoo.com