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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April 2016

Second Payment Due

April 22, 2016

$750

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May 2016

Final Payment Due

May 13, 2016

$750

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June 2016

Final Orientation/Parent Meeting

June 5, 2016
Center for Community Innovation, 1255 Broadway St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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August 2016

Return of Students to Oregon

August 13, 2016
Portland International Airport, 7000 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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February 2017

Application-Priority Deadline

February 10, 2017
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Absolute Application Deadline

February 17, 2017

If 40 applications have been received prior to Feb 17, additional applications will not be considered

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June 2017

Travelers Tentative Departure to Costa Rica

June 17, 2017

Tentative departure to Costa Rica

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July 2017

Change of Families in Costa Rica

July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017

Change of Families in Costa Rica

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January 2018

Information Orientation

January 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Information Orientation for interested travelers & parents – Southern Oregon Time: 2:00 - 4:00 Location: TBD Contact Jane Rubio @ 541-659-5515 if interested.

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February 2018

Chaperone Interviews

February 25, 2018

Will be held prior to or after Student Travel Orientation The date, time and location are tentative. Please check back for updated information.

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December 2018

Ticos Arrival in Oregon- First Session Families ONLY.

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm

*FIRST SESSION FAMILIES ONLY* Ticos are flying via Mexico City this year. Arrival is expected at 10:05 PM. Keep a watch on the flight tracker. Meet in baggage claim near international arrivals. Please check in with Lauren upon arrival at the airport.

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January 2019

Chaperone Applications Due

January 15

Postmarked or emailed by January 15, 2019

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Optional Informational Orientation- Salem

January 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Optional Informational Orientation Salem Public Library Anderson Room B

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Optional Informational Orientation- Portland

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church – Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR United States
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Informational Orientation Taborspace- The Annex

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February 2019

Travel Application Due Date

February 1

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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Getting to Know You Orientation

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
South Salem High School, 1910 Church Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather this orientation has been postponed to Feb 24th at 11 am at South Salem.  Getting to Know You Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Lunch Provided

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March 2019

Student Interviews Orientation

March 10 @ 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 and snacks to share!

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April 2019

Group Presentation Learning Session

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dance with Joy Studios, 8051 SE16th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202

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 @ 11:00 am - May 12 @ 11:00 am
Father Bernard Youth Center, 980 South Main Street
Mount Angel, OR 97362 United States
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Overnight Orientation Please bring your lunch and other assigned documents.

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June 2019

Parent/Student Final Orientation

June 2 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
South Salem High School, 1910 Church Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Parent/Student Final Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS   Applicants will practice the Thank You Presentation from 11:30-1:30. Parents are required to attend the orientation from 1:30-3:30 with their traveler.  

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