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.

Ticos (Costa Ricans) Arrive in Oregon

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

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

Ticos Leave Oregon

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

Portland International Airport Delta #1560 departs PDX 1:00 pm to LAX (ticos need to arrive by 10:00 am)

Home Visit Scheduling

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

Status Updates

Host Families will be emailed acceptance status.

Change of Families – 1st session families only

Father Bernard Youth Center 980 South Main Street, Mount Angel, OR

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.

Change of Families – 2nd session families only

Father Bernard Youth Center 980 South Main Street, Mount Angel, OR

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.

Costa Rican Group Departs OR

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

Costa Ricans Depart Oregon 2nd Session Host Family bring student to airport.

Home Visits

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.

Host Family Orientation Meeting (first option)

Portland Mennonite Church 1312 SE 35th Ave, Portland, OR

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!

Host Family Orientation Meeting (second option)

Salem Mennonite Church 1045 Candlewood Dr NE, Keizer, OR

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!

Costa Rican Group Arrives

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

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

Changeover Weekend – Host Families 1st Session Only

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.

Changeover Weekend – Host Families 2nd Session Only

Change of Families Location: Shalom Prayer Center @ Fr. Bernard Youth Center 900 South Main Street Mt. Angel, OR Phone #: (503) 348-1058 Purpose: Session 2 Host families have lunch, watch a presentation by the group and pick up your Tico/a.

Costa Rican Students Depart

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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