International Host Families Needed

Hello Potential Fairfield County Host Families: Now is the time to submit applications to host international youth in the summer of 2020!

2020 Hosting Information!

  • 50 Families will be selected to host Japanese youth and adults (July 23 – August 17).
  • You must have a child in your family aged 10-16 to host a youth. No children are required to host an adult.
  • Applications Due ASAP – Until all exchangees are placed. Japanese youth and adults are typically placed by March or April.
  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance after references, home visit & background checks are completed.

Japanese Youth and Adults

*** Ohio host siblings for Japanese youth should be ages 10-16. *** Ohio host siblings will be matched with a Japanese youth of the same gender & approximate age. *** Applications accepted until all youth are placed, usually in late April.

2020 Host Family Application 

Please complete the application by following the instructions on page 1. This application can only be completed using a desktop or laptop computer. (No tablets, phones, etc.) You will be instructed to save the application form to your desktop or laptop with a NEW name BEFORE entering information to it – otherwise, your information will be lost. You will need the names, email addresses and phone numbers for your 3 references in order to submit the form. You will also need 1-2 family photos, although they can be submitted separately or at a later time. Questions?

2020 SAMPLE Host Family Application – Click above to see a finished application! 


Additional information can be found on the State 4-H Website at:

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