With expanding global interdependence, it is vital that 4-H youths learn more about the ever-increasing diverse cultures in their own communities as well as expand their global mindedness and understanding of globalization. The 4-H International Village (a) offers a comfortable yet engaging avenue for youths to expand their knowledge of and interest in foreign cultures and (b) increases their interest in participating in student exchange or study abroad programs. In this article, we provide the outline for conducting a 4-H International Village and describe the initial impact of the program.
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Seal, S. D., Peterson, D. J., Iwata, C., Kobia, C., & Reddy, R. (2017). Expanding Global Mindedness Through a 4-H International Village. The Journal of Extension, 55(2), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss2/14