Host Families Needed for Japanese Exchange Program

North Carolina 4-H is in the process of looking for host families as part of the Japanese Exchange program. They are in need of homes for 5 girls and 7 boys as well as 2 chaperons between July 24- August 19th, 2011.

Families must have a child of the same gender and within 2 years of the same age. Exchange delegates must have their own bed, but do not need to have their own room. All people ages 18 or older living in the home must be background checked.

Applications are on-line under Randolph County Cooperative Extension’s home page. Just look for the link and it will take you to the NC 4-H International Exchange and the materials you need such as the application, reference forms and disclosure forms. Here is the direct link:

If you are interested in reading the biographies of the youth who will be visiting the US, please contact Holly at

The program’s goal is to have homes for these youth determined by April 30th.