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STATES’ 4-H INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS:

8 Week Homestay Program:

Dates: June 10—August 6, 2020

Capacity: Maximum 20 delegates

Cost: $3,875 + airfare estimate ($1,700 - $2,600) + $50 travel agent fee (Airfare varies based on applicant’s location)

For the first 4 weeks, stay with a host family (host sibling not guaran-teed) in the Tokyo area, while attending an intensive Japanese language Nihongo program. In the second 4 weeks, you will be placed with a host sibling of the same gender and of a similar age. A group camp is offered through Labo and cultural excursions are offered by LEX.

4 Week Homestay Program:

Dates: July 8 - August 6, 2020

Capacity: Maximum 30 delegates Cost: $2,725 + airfare estimate ($1,700 - $2,600) + $50 travel agent fee (Airfare varies based on applicant’s location)

Live with a Japanese host family for the month and experience daily life. You will be placed with a host sibling of the same gender and of a similar age. A group camp is offered through Labo and cultural excur-sions are offered by LEX.

Program Timeline:

November 15: Application & first deposit due to Montana 4-H ($2,000 for 8-week & $1,500 for 4-week)

January: States’ 4-H notifies applicant of acceptance

January 15: Second deposit due to Montana 4-H ($2,000 for 8-week & $1,500 for 4-week)

Late-February: States’ 4‐H issues air tickets

February 15: Medical form & passport copy due to Montana 4-H Spring: State orientations

April 1: Third & final payment due to Montana 4-H

Late Spring: States’ 4-H Group Conference Call

Summer: Students fly to a U.S. gateway city for National Departure Orientation the day before the international flight.

**First payment check will not be deposited until applicant is accepted in January.

Program Fees Include:

  • Overnight National Orientation in U.S. gateway city & in Tokyo
  • Labo camp or LEX cultural excursions
  • In-Japan expenses: lodging, meals, transportation
  • Orientation materials and States’ 4-H t-shirts
  • Accident & Sickness Insurance
  • A portion of adult chaperone expenses
  • 8 Week Program fees include the 4-week Japanese Nihongo language program: language learning in a classroom setting and cultural excursions outside of classroom.*

*Lunch not included on weekdays during language classes ($7-10/day).