Partners of the Americas Events Listing

You can find all the events and important dates for Partners of the Americas Hosting Families and Traveling Students below. If you would like to see just those events that affect your family, please use the links below.

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For Traveling Students, click Student Traveling (Southbound) to filter the results below.

Please Note:

We want to do the best job we can of preparing you for your experience as a Partners traveler. In order to do so we require your attendance and full participation at orientations. Aside from the Informational Session, all other orientations are MANDATORY.

Parents are welcome to attend the January Informational Orientation. One parent for each student is REQUIRED to attend the June Parent and Student Orientation. All other orientations are students only.

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February 2020

Costa Rican Students Depart

February 1

Second session families will bring their tico/a to airport and say goodbye! It will be a very early morning, as the flight departs at 5:00 am - United #2082. Ticos need to be at the airport by 3:00 am!

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Optional Informational Orientation

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wilsonville Public Library-Rose Room, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR United States

Learn about the 4 or 8 week exchange program from program volunteers and former travelers. Details about the program and application process will be discussed. We look forward to seeing you there! Pura Vida

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Travel Application Due Date

February 15

Travel Applications due. All aspects of the application must be completed for an application to be accepted. Application and instructions can be found at:

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Getting to Know You Orientation

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
South Salem High School, 1910 Church Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Getting to Know You Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Lunch Provided During this orientation, potential travelers will participate in a variety of group activities to get to know each other and the Partners of the Americas committee will get to know students and begin to assess their suitability to travel with the program.

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March 2020

Student Interviews Orientation

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
South Salem High School, 1910 Church Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Student Interviews Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Bring your own lunch!

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April 2020

Thank-You Presentation Practice

April 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date is tentative.

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May 2020

Overnight Orientation

May 16 @ 11:00 am - May 17 @ 2:00 pm
OR United States + Google Map

Overnight Orientation Please bring your lunch and other assigned documents.

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June 2020

Final Orientation/Parent Meeting

June 7
OR United States + Google Map
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Departure to Costa Rica

June 20

Tentative departure to Costa Rica. Exact date will be determined in the spring. The date may change if school years are extended.

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August 2020

Return of Students to Oregon

August 15
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
+ Google Map

Travelers will return 8 weeks after departure date (+/- 1 day).

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