UF Faculty Department College
Stacey Ellison UF/IFAS Extension Florida 4-H Youth Development College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Partner Faculty Department Partner Institution
, Rachel Noble
Carrie Wheeler
Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program University of Kentucky
Youth Cultural Exchange
Project Description:

This six-week virtual exchange program engages 14-18 year old students from Florida, Kentucky, and China in increasing the understanding of their own culture as well as they simultaneously explore cultures of others.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Provide youth the opportunity to develop cultural competencies in a safe environment.
  • Explore personal culture and develop and appreciation of own culture and cultures of others.
  • Engage in meaningful experiences that build relationships and foster collaboration across cultures.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills.
Participating Countries:
Number of Participants:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
UF Course Code & Name:
N/A -
Project Duration:
6 weeks
Activity Type(s):
Student-to-Student Dialogue
Student-to-Student Project
Time allotted to each activity:
Synchronous Activities: 1 hour
Asynchronous Activities: 5 hours
Technology Tools:
Videoconference (i.e., Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts)
Other: TBD
Sequence of Activities:
  • Week 1: Orientation: learning about the exchange partners' country
  • Week 2: First asynchronous meeting with partners
  • Week 3: Tour of everyday life in your country
  • Week 4: Sharing favorite children's stories
  • Week 5: Festivals and celebrations
  • Week 6: Share projects

Sequence of Activities: