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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November 2016

Salem Host Family Orientation

November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Salem Host Family Orientation – place & time TBD

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Oregon City Host Family Orientation

November 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon City Host Family Orientation 6:00 pm Ogden Middle School, 14133 S. Donovan Rd., Oregon City

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December 2016

Portland Host Family Orientation

December 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wilsonville Public Library-Rose Room, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR United States
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Portland - Monday, Dec. 5 7:00 - 8:30 pm Tabor Space - Muir Hall 5441 SE Belmont St. (located inside the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church) Parking lot on corner of SE 54th & Belmont

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Ticos (Costa Ricans) Arrive in Oregon

December 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Portland International Airport Delta #1191 arrives PDX 10:44 pm from LAX First Session families meet outside of security area closest to the arrival gate by 10:30

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February 2017

Ticos Leave Oregon

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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Portland International Airport Delta #1560 departs PDX 1:00 pm to LAX (ticos need to arrive by 10:00 am)

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October 2017

Home Visit Scheduling

October 9, 2017 - November 3, 2017

Host family applicants will be contacted by a committee member to schedule a home visit.

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November 2017

Status Updates

November 6, 2017 - November 11, 2017

Host Families will be emailed acceptance status.

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Host Family Orientation – Southern Oregon

November 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Club Northwest, 2160 NW Vine Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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For questions contact Jane Rubio @ 541-659-5515

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December 2017

Host Family Orientation – Oregon City

December 5, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Ogden Middle School, 14133 Donovan Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045 United States
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Room 25

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October 2018

Host Family Application Due

October 19, 2018

Host family Application Due

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November 2018

Host Family Orientation – Salem

November 29, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilsonville Public Library-Rose Room, 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd
Wilsonville, OR United States
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Host family orientation in the Annex.

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January 2019

Change of Families – 1st session families only

January 5 @ 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 @ 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

Costa Rican Group Departs OR

February 2
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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September 2019

Home Visits

September 1 - November 10

Committee members will visit any applicant's home who are new to our program. Once application is submitted host family will be contacted by a committee member to schedule a visit.

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October 2019

Deadline for Host Application

October 27

Submit host application online and email or send school permission form to [email protected]

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November 2019

Host Family Orientation Meeting (first option)

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Portland Mennonite Church, 1312 SE 35th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States

Required attendance to one of the meetings by one parent and the host sibling for those who have not hosted through our program before. Lots of great information to make your hosting experience successful!

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December 2019

Host Family Orientation Meeting (second option)

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Mennonite Church, 1045 Candlewood Dr NE
Keizer, OR 97303 United States

Required attendance by one parent and the host sibling for those who have not hosted through our program before. Lots of great information to make your hosting experience successful!

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Costa Rican Group Arrives

December 7
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States

Costa Rican group arrives 1st Session Family Pickup at Portland Airport Flight arrives at 12:15 pm - United #1938

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