Welcome to Your Global Family!

Go abroad. Host a student. Learn another language. Discover a new perspective. Get involved in cultural exchange and open your heart to the world.

Since 1981, our mission has been to promote cross-cultural understanding and friendship through international homestays and educational programs. We offer support for language teachers, homestays abroad for school groups and individual students, and short-term hosting opportunities throughout the year. We partner with carefully selected local organizations with strong reputations for student safety, preparation, care, and support. We look forward to connecting with you!

Our Programs

All of our programs abroad feature homestays with host families because we believe direct interactions with local people are the best way to understand another culture and point of view.

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Cultural exchange wouldn't be possible without the generosity and goodwill of host families! We believe that hosting is just as rewarding as studying abroad and we encourage you to give it a try. We would love to match you with a student for a few weeks or a few months.

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Invite one of our cultural presenters to inspire your students about cultural exchange, welcome international teens into your classroom for a few weeks, nominate a student for a scholarship, or learn about how you can lead a group of your students abroad!

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Looking for a homestay while you are studying in Portland? We are the homestay provider for many colleges and universities in the Portland area.

Schools we work with:

Portland State University, Portland Community College, Capstone English Mastery Center, Clackamas Community College, Clark College, Concordia University, Hillsboro Aero Academy, Lewis and Clark College, Mt. Hood Community College, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Pacific University, Portland English Language Academy (PELA), University of Oregon - Portland Campus, University of Portland, Willamette University College of Law.

What's it like to host an exchange student?

Featured Programs

Bring an international teen to school through our School Visitor Hosting Program

Introduce a student to the Portland area through our Short-Term College Hosting Program

Live with a French family through our Summer Immersion Homestay in France

Live with a Mexican family through our Summer Immersion Homestay in Mexico

Live with a Spanish family through our Summer Homestay Program in Spain

Live with a Costa Rican family while studying Spanish and exploring Costa Rica through our Summer Spanish and Culture Program in Costa Rica

Live with a German family through our Summer Homestay in Germany

Live with a Japanese family and explore Fukuoka through our Summer Language and Culture Program in Japan

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