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.

Chaperone Interviews

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

Ticos Arrival in Oregon- First Session Families ONLY.

*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.

Group Presentation Learning Session

Dance with Joy Studios 8051 SE16th Avenue, Portland, OR

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

Parent/Student Final Orientation

South Salem High School 1910 Church Street SE, Salem, Oregon

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.  

Optional Informational Orientation

Wilsonville Public Library-Rose Room 8200 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, OR

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

Getting to Know You Orientation

South Salem High School 1910 Church Street SE, Salem, Oregon

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.

Travel Application Due Date

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

Payment 1 due

Please make your 1st payment by this day. Remember, if you need financial assistance, fill out the application found on our website.

Orientation

Mandatory orientation via Zoom

Orientation

Mandatory orientation via Zoom

All-day Orientation

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All-day Orientation at Canby Grove. Please bring assigned documents. Lunch will be provided

Orientation

Mandatory orientation via Zoom

Departure to Costa Rica

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

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

Return of Students to Oregon

Portland International Airport 7000 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR

Travelers will return 4 weeks after departure date (+/- 1 day).

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