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123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 18, 2022

IFYE Opportunities for Young Adult Exchanges in 2023

Submitted by Mary Kay Munson

After a successful year renewing the exchange in 2022 after COVID, IFYE USA is back with exchange 2023 programs for 18-25 year-olds in numerous countries across five continents. Kansas 4-H has been a participant since the program began in 1948 and welcomes young adult 4-H alumni to participate in 2-month, 3-month or 6-month exchanges in 2023.

Traci Ross, a Rush County 4-H alumna, has returned from two months in Norway and is currently residing and working in Johnson County but is re-locating to Leavenworth County. She welcomes requests to share her experiences as an IFYE in that area of the state.

Sanders Barbee, a Lawrence resident, also returned in August from an IFYE Exchange in Morocco. She was on an exchange sponsored by the United Sorghum Checkoff and focused on the agriculture of Morocco, a potential customer of grain sorghum production from the U.S. Sanders is in her senior year at K-State and welcomes requests for presentations in the Manhattan area, as well as when she is home in Lawrence during school breaks.

Mary Kay Munson, 4-H International Exchange Coordinator, can assist in contacting Traci and Sanders. Contact her at mkm2@ksu.edu. 2023 IFYE Exchange Application and information is available at www.ifyeusa.org. Applicants from Kansas are expected to participate in interviews and first orientation for Outbound Exchange Delegates November 20. Contact should be made with Munson to be accepted as a Kansas applicant and to get further information on the application process by November 1.