Be An IFYE – Catch the Travel Bug!

12/16/2013 8:32:57 AM

Young adults age 19 and over are encouraged to apply for the 2014 IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchange) Exchange Program. Individuals who have developed leadership skills in programs such as Young Farmers & Ranchers, 4-H, FFA or similar organizations, as well as those with a background in various agriculture related fields and consumer sciences are particularly well suited for a primarily rural living experience. 

Successful applicants will participate in various young adult programs abroad such as Young Farmers, Rural Youth, etc. The program, conducted by the IFYE Association of the U.S.A., Inc., a non-profit organization begun in 1948, has tremendous experience in international exchanges. Participating countries in 2014 may include Austria, Botswana, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Wales. Additional countries may be added. 

Participation will provide you experiences which may have a life-long impact. Living with multiple host families enables the delegates to obtain a broader spectrum of experiences as they become fully involved with their host families and social activities in the host country. Upon return, previous participants have found they have a better understanding of global society and culture, which benefits them in their future work, business, and other relationships.

For further information, please contact Alan Lambert, National IFYE Program Director, at 605-366-6107 or by email at Completed applications are due by February 15, 2014. Visit the IFYE website at to learn more about the program and obtain an application.

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