What is the Purpose of the High School Student Exchange Program?

  • To promote international understanding and friendship between the people of Oregon and Costa Rica.
  • To provide students from both countries the broadening educational experience of living in another culture, with opportunities to develop conversational skills in the language of the host country.
  • To strengthen ties of partnership between Oregon and Costa Rican high school students and their families.

Special Note: As part of the exchange, student travelers are expected to host and recommend 2 other families that are interested in hosting a Costa Rican exchange student for four weeks during December 2019 - February 2020 for the Partners Northbound Program. If you hosted prior to travel, we still require the 2 recommendations for other families to host.

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