Dear Friends of the Ohio 4-H International Program:
SHARE YOUR WORLD!
Thank you for your support of our program. Would you be willing to forward this email to your friends and contacts? Or, if you’ve not already applied, are YOU interested in hosting this summer? We still need 38 families to host a Japanese youth and word-of-mouth is the best way to share this opportunity.
Bring a Japanese Youth into your own Living Room!
Ohio 4-H is looking for host families to enjoy an incredible international experience from July 23 to August 17, 2017. Membership in 4-H is not required. Hosting is educational and lots of fun! Your family will come together through a fun and challenging project, and engage in another culture … and your own child will gain a special friend across the world. Families only need live their “regular lives.” Special trips and activities are not required, and medical insurance and spending money are provided. Potential Ohio host families should have a child in their own home aged 10 – 15 who will serve as the main host sibling.
Applications are accepted until all youth are placed! – please contact us if interested regardless of when you receive this email.
If your child is going to camp, the Japanese child goes, too! (And the cost is covered.) If you’re going on vacation, the Japanese child goes, too! Exchange youth do not need their own rooms, but do need their own bed or mattress on the floor. If your child starts school before 8/17, we hope the Japanese youth might go along for a few hours a day – if not, they can be kept busy by the host parents, neighbors or relatives. Don’t worry about the back-to-school rush and shopping … this is something the exchange youth enjoy being a part of! The Japanese youth do not speak fluent English, but families (and especially youth) find creative ways to communicate when stumped, and utilize dictionaries and adult chaperones as necessary.
Complete a fillable application here: 2017 Host Family Application
See what’s involved with Hosting! What’s Involved?
Discover what past visitors have enjoyed most about the homestay … (Hint: just every-day family experiences!): Hosting is Easy and Fun!
Get your questions answered here: Host Family Frequently-Asked Questions
Learn more at www.ohio4h.org/youth/internationalor contact Mary Lynn Thalheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org).