CT 4-H IFYE Program
The IFYE (International Four-H Youth Exchange) Program is an in-depth learning experience in which 4-H alumni and other young adults live with host families in other countries to increase global awareness, develop independent study interests, and improve language skills. Programs vary from country to country, with some emphasizing an agricultural work experience, volunteering at an adult training center, or working with a local youth development program similar to 4-H.
Opportunities in Connecticut:
IFYE Representatives are between the age of 19 and 30 years. They are willing to immerse themselves in another culture for up to six months, and are willing to share experiences with Extension 4-H and other interested groups while overseas and upon returning to the United States.
IFYE representatives live and work with several host families for one to four weeks each during their three to six month stay. They participate in day-to-day family life and interact with host organizations.
The IFYE Summer Teen Exchange Program is a 3 1/2 week summer teen program that is usually a combination of 4-H camp and home stay. Recent exchanges have been to South Korea and Estonia. Travel is as a group with a chaperon. Delegate age is between 14 and 19.
Host families welcome the IFYE into their homes as a member of the family, not as a guest or tourist. They introduce the IFYE to American culture through family activities and provide the IFYE with an American home for one to four weeks during the IFYE's stay.
For more information contact the State 4-H office at 1-888-FOUR-H-CT or email
|CT 4-H IFYE Forms
|CT IFYE Program Application||Word|
|CT IFYE Program Contract||Word|
|CT IFYE Code of Conduct Agreement||Word|
|CT IFYE Chaperon Application||Word|
|CT IFYE Chaperon Reference Form||Word|
|CT IFYE Host Family Application||Word|
|CT IFYE Host Family Reference Form||Word|
Host Families Needed
A small delegation from South Korea consisting of three teens and one adult female chaperon will be arriving in CT on July 19 and leaving on August 18. They are in need of host families. Please contact Ellen Paine at email@example.com
if interested in hosting.