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.
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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Optional Informational Orientation Salem Public Library Anderson Room BFind out more »
Costa Ricans Depart Oregon 2nd Session Host Family bring student to airport.Find out more »
Group Presentation Learning Session REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS The date, time and location are tentative. Please check back for updated information.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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!Find out more »
Costa Rican group arrives 1st Session Family Pickup at Portland Airport Flight arrives at 12:15 pm - United #1938Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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 VidaFind out more »
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/#travelapplyFind out more »
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.Find out more »
Student Interviews Orientation REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS Bring your own lunch!Find out more »
Overnight Orientation Please bring your lunch and other assigned documents.Find out more »