- 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 2018 - February 2019 for the Partners Northbound Program. If you hosted prior to travel, we still require the 2 recommendations for other families to host.