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Going Global Exchanges

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, 4-H Canada has made the difficult decision to postpone Going Global Exchanges until Summer 2021. 4-H Canada’s priority continues to be the health, safety and security of our youth members, volunteer leaders, families, and the communities 4-H impacts, while we continue to adjust to the current situation. For more information, please see our latest update on the outbreak.

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The Going Global Exchange program allows you to share and exchange new and innovative practices in agriculture and learn about global food security issues from a local, community-based perspective.

This program is a reciprocal international exchange where you will be twinned – or paired together – with a 4-H member from another country. Explore the world as only a 4-H’er can!

While experiencing another country, you will:

  • Expand your global perspective and cultural understanding
  • Learn about 4-H programming in other countries
  • Learn about sustainable agriculture practices
  • Explore issues related to food security

"I feel that participating in the Going Global Exchange was one of the best experiences of my life. It helped me develop a better sense of the world outside Canada, and peak my interest in global issues. I learned many important lessons and met many amazing, life-changing people. I highly recommend this program to any youth who wants to learn more about the world and aspires to make it better." - Going Global Exchanges participant

Host countries

Ten exchange opportunities in six countries are available for 4-H members in summer 2020! Click on the host countries to learn more:

Learn what an exchange in each country entails.


The registration fee for the Going Global Exchange is $600. Members are responsible for fees associated with their passport, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations.


Applications for 2021 open in fall 2020. Check back here for more information soon!

Have a question about the Going Global Exchange program? Contact Melina Found, Youth Programs Manager at