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.

For Hosting Families, click Hosting (Northbound) to filter the results below.
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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October 2018

Host Family Application Due

October 19

Host family Application Due

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November 2018

Host Family Orientation – Salem

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Anderson Rooms A & B at the Salem Public Library

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December 2018

Host Family Orientation – SE Portland

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church – Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR United States
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Host family orientation in the Annex.

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Costa Rican Group Arrives

December 8
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Costa Rican group arrives 1st Session Family Pickup

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January 2019

Change of Families – 1st session families only

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Father Bernard Youth Center, 980 South Main Street
Mount Angel, OR 97362 United States
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Change of Families Location: Shalom Prayer Center @ Fr. Bernard Youth Center 900 South Main Street Mt. Angel, OR Phone #: (503) 348-1058 Purpose: Session I Host families have lunch, watch a presentation by the group and say good-bye to your Tico/a.

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Change of Families – 2nd session families only

January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Father Bernard Youth Center, 980 South Main Street
Mount Angel, OR 97362 United States
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Change of Families Location: Shalom Prayer Center @ Fr. Bernard Youth Center 900 South Main Street Mt. Angel, OR Phone #: (503) 348-1058 Purpose: Session II Host families have lunch, watch a presentation by the group and meet your Tico/a and take them home.

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February 2019

Travel Application Due Date

February 1, 2019

Travel Applications due. All aspects of the application must be completed for an application to be accepted. Application and instructions can be found at: https://www.partnersorcr.com/travel-instructions/#travelapply

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Costa Rican Group Departs OR

February 2, 2019
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Costa Ricans Depart Oregon 2nd Session Host Family bring student to airport.

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Getting to Know You Orientation

February 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Getting to Know You Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Lunch Provided

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March 2019

Student Interviews Orientation

March 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Interviews Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Bring your own lunch and snacks to share!

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April 2019

Group Presentation Learning Session

April 14, 2019

Group Presentation Learning Session REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS The date, time and location are tentative. Please check back for updated information.

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May 2019

Overnight Orientation

May 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am - May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Father Bernard Youth Center, 980 South Main Street
Mount Angel, OR 97362 United States
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Overnight Orientation

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June 2019

Parent/Student Final Orientation

June 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Parent/Student Final Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS The date, time and location are tentative. Please check back for updated information.

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