Thursday, March 1, 2012


Teens, ages14 to 19 as of January 1, 2012, from around Michigan are invited to travel to Poland from June 29 to July 27, 2012.  This travel opportunity is coordinated by Michigan State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development Global and Cultural Programs.  Global and Cultural programs help young people explore, appreciate, and value what people next door, across town and around the world have in common and what makes them unique. Youth who travel to Poland this summer will have the chance to make life-long international friends as they live and explore Poland with a Polish host family and explore a topic of interest in Poland.

Would you like to spend a month with a host family in Poland for the entire month of July 2012?  This life changing experience can happen by contacting your local County MSU Extension Office County 4-H Programs Coordinator or contact the 4-H Polish Exchange Outbound Coordinator, Jan Brinn 269-673-0370 Ext. 2555 or e-mail at for an application.  Send your application along with a deposit of $750.00 payable to Michigan State University Extension by April 1, 2012 to Jan Brinn, MSU Extension Educator, Allegan County MSUE, Human Services Building, 3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 103, Allegan, MI 49010-9511.  The total estimated cost is approximately $2000.00.  Some counties offer scholarships as well as fund-raising opportunities.  Orientation for travelers will be held in May, 2012.  The location will be based on the distribution of students in the state.  Do not let this exciting global educational opportunity pass you by!

You can find out more about 4-H International opportunities like this one for youth, adults and families; plus the application forms at

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