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What's better than the Big Apple

“I think Clara had a good Spring Break. She went on the ETC NYC trip (with host sister Natalie) and did so much more!”

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Spending time on a Farm

“Took Fabian to our cousins family farm and he got to feed a cow and pet the miniature donkey”

Celebrating a Big Win

“Henning beat the #1 tennis player in his match yesterday to go on to finals today. He won again today! District Champ. Headed to regionals next month! Great Job Henning!”

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Sliding into Spring Break

“Our amazing, German exchange student having fun during the start of his Spring Break. We took Erik to Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands!”

Exploring the all of Texas

“After the Dallas Fort Worth rodeo a group of students and their local coordinators went to the stockyards for the ultimate Texas experience!”

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Reuniting with Family

“Our precious exchange student, Eva, came back for a visit over Spring Break! Hosting was the best experience ever! We definitely gained a daughter and cannot wait to see her again this summer.”

Soccer Superstar in the Making

“Proud of Ayana B. and the Prosper Eagles girls soccer team. They beat Allen 3-2 tonight to win the District championship.”

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Spring Break in Utah

“Starting our Spring Break trip in Utah! Jakob was pretty impressed by Needles in Canyonlands!”

Cooking with her host family

“Elena made empanadas!”

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Finishing basketball season in style

“Congratulations on your awesome season… and varsity letter!!!”

Roadtrip through New Mexico

“This weekend, we took the Railer runner from Albuquerque to Santa Fe, we went to Meow Wolf with Fabian and my 2 nephews! We had a lot of fun!”

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Olympics at Home

“Leni had a great week full of exciting sports, our family’s biannual Olympic party with silly costumes, events, and medals”

Perfect Snow Day

“Well it’s the girls (Noemi & Lola) first snow in Texas today! I asked for pics & of course they had to be “IG worthy poses””

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Group hangout at the bowling alley

“I love how much fun these international students have every year when we take them bowling.”

A fun night in with your exchange friends

“Game Night!! 🎲🤪😂🃏🥄Rolling dice, acting silly, laughter and grabbing spoons filled the evening. Fun for all!”

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First time golfing with Host Brother

“Our exchange student, Yonas, never golfed before, until today. Did pretty good. I guess that’s what happens when you go on exchange in Phoenix or Scottsdale. Golf happens!”

A trip through the Southwest

“All I can say is that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip together!! It was non-stop fun! 8 National Parks/Monuments, Lowell Observatory, Route 66 cafe, Culver’s….1,002 miles in 3 days of adventures and laughter! Arizona was amazing!”

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Bringing home the W!

“Clara is a Spring Semester student who is killing it on her exchange! She recently won first place at a Tennis tournament!”

Do you want to build a snowman?

“Ilaria and her host family built a snow man together”

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Hanging out with Exchange Students

“Chili’s 🌶 and the movies with some of my absolute favorite kids from around the world!”

All Dressed up for Homecoming

“Sweet Spanish exchange students, Ana and Marta, and friends – homecoming”

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Swimming Superstar

“Yohana placed for state on her school swim team!”

Cooking Traditional Southern Chicken

“Domitille made fried chicken & crunchies for the 1st time tonight. Yum! She said she definitely wants to remember that to take home to France.😃👩‍🍳”

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Road Trip in the Land of Enchantment

“We made it to our destination… now on to try new things tomorrow!!”

ETC Students on the Santa Monica Pier

“While in California, the ETC students visited the famous Santa Monica Pier! Complete with the Ferris Wheel 🎡”

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First Stop: Baseball

“Host mom Mariea with friend Maria and her exchange student Maria welcoming Svea who has only been here 24 hrs and attended her first basketball game.”

Students Bonding on Ice

“Lots of fun today on the ice ⛸️🧤🧣❄️”

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Welcome to Cookie Season

Helping her host sister sell her Girl Scout Cookies! Bringing joy to everyone.

ETC Students Visit Disneyland

Over 70 exchange students take a trip to LA and visit the iconic Disneyland! 

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In-N-Out + Shopping = FUN!!

“Christmas shopping 🎄and In-n-Out with 3 of my students. 🇧🇷🇻🇳🇯🇵 Not a bad way to spend a Friday night. 😁😁@innout 🍔🍟🥤 “

Happy Birthday Ladies

“A delightful evening celebrating the birthdays of three local ETC exchange students: Amrei (Germany), Linh (Vietnam), and Esther (France). Thanks to host moms Ellen for supplies, Maude for cookies to decorate, and Abigail for food!”

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Future A&M Graduates?

“This weekend a group of students went to College Station! As you can see they all now bleed maroon and yes almost all of them bought the same hoodie!”

Having a Blast Shopping for Christmas

“Dallas had a super large shopping event today at the Galleria mall! 
I think final count was 48 students plus some families and local coordinators!”

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Escape Room Shenanigans

“Great day to attempt to “Breakout”. “

Preparing for Graduation

“Noemi ordered her cap & gown today… soon to be a Poolville 2022 graduate! Slow down year… I’m not ready to say see you later! 👩‍🎓”

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Birthday Celebrations

“Tonight Santiago celebrated his birthday (since we will be out of town next weekend) with some of his friends!”

Mount Vernon with Family

“Spent most of the day at Mount Vernon today. Kent said the visit was perfect because he’s taking US History.”

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A Trip Through Women's History

“We took Hilda to the Suffragist Memorial on a whim today after her gymnastics practice. So glad we did, so interesting and an important piece of American women’s history.”

Watching the Texans vs Seahawks

“First pro football game for some of our students!”

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Winning as a Team

“Sandra #10 and her host sister Meredith #3 are lucky to share a love of the game. Together, with their very talented team, they won their semi-final match Tuesday night and they are now going to play in the Virginia class 3 state championships this Saturday in Salem, VA. They are both so excited for this crazy adventure and experience. Let’s GOOO Sandra and the Tabb Tiger Volleyball team.🧡🖤🧡🖤🏐🐅”

Crushin' the Dance Moves

“Nina had her dance recital today. Was very fun to watch.”

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An American Classic -McDonalds

“Aiko’s first time to McDonald’s in the US! Yummy Oreo McCurry! 😋😋🍦”

Host Students Bonding on the Ice Rink

“We had lots of fun Ice Skating with some exchange students!!”

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Lunch Date with Fellow Students

“Tennessee Group lunch at Chuys!”

High School Traditions

“Another photo of Ben & I walking with Junmin at the Mansfield Senior Band Senior Night!”

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Golden Gate Bridge

“Magda and host mom’s trip to the west coast”

View from the Top of the Big Apple

“Great family trip to New York”

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Foggy Day Exploring LA

“A trip to LA with my exchange student, Carmen and another ETC exchange student from France, Romane – making memories ⭐️✨”

Family Trips are the Best

“Arone Fall Break trip to the beach with Jakob.”

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Quality Time with Host Sisters

“Mara taking some time to bond with her new host sister”

Epcot Magic

“Halfway done with our trip already. The time flies by so fast!”

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Horsin' Around in Progress

“Today Svea Reinhardt and I rode at the Pace Hunt set up by the Moore County Hounds. We had a blast. 5.8 miles of beautiful trails.”

Finding Fall Colors

“Girls hiked Old Rag Mountain today”

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Enjoying some Korean BBQ

“We went out for Korean BBQ tonight. Turns out Kent loves Korean BBQ and was really good at cooking the meats!”

Hayale in Las Vegas

“What is more American then Vegas?! It’s just like the movies 😀 Glad Heyale is able to enjoy it❤️ 🇺🇸”

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High School Football with Mika

“Gametime with Mika @ PVHS football field!”

Last Volleyball Game in America

Volleyball Senior Night for Emma Decker

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Family Fun Day

“Today I spent the the day wit Pia & my boys we went to the local German restaurant, shopping & then watched football”

Group Trip to Magic Springs in Arkansas

“Magic Springs. Kayla and I laughed so hard we cried several times. These kids are so much fun and such a blessing to get to know. If you would like more information on hosting an exchange student, please let Kayla or I know. “

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Michigan Group Enjoying a Round of Bowling

“Exchange student fun at BAM!”

Watching the Undefeated Arizona Cardinals!

“Go Cards! I’m happy Yonas got us out to a game.”

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Family trip to Los Angeles

“Blanca and her host family taking in a bit of Hollywood excitement…. At Universal Sudios, the Hollywood Sign, and cruising down the Boulevard and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills 🎬 ⭐️ 🌎 🎢. #fallbreak2021 — feeling cool with Robert Jones in Hollywood, California.”

Spooky Fear Fest in Virginia

“Did Fear Fest at King’s Dominion! The kids and adults had such a fun time!”

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Texas State Fair

“Gaby enjoyed the Texas State Fair! She had her first funnel cake and a Fletcher’s corny dog, rode the ferris wheel and said hi to Big Tex. 😊”

Happy Birthday Afra

Happiest birthday to Afra from Spain!!

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Happy Name Day!

“Celebrated Sarah’s (Germany) name day with homemade German pretzels, a few gifts, church, favorite dinner (hamburgers) & games by the fire. Namenstag!”

Nighttime Fun at the Lagoon

“Despite the rainy weather, the girls had a fun time at Lagoon last night!”

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Girls Playing Football

Lourdes, Emma and Emma learning to play American football at PRHS 2021 Powderpuff game.

Family Trip to the Grand Canyon

“Carlotta also was able to go on a vacation with her host family to Arizona and go see the Grand Canyon. She loved it!”

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Meeting the Aliens

“Vitor’s host dad, Don, took him and Jarmo to Roswell. This is the photo from their memorable trip.”

Cheering on the Powder Puff Game

“Francisco and Eduardo are jumping right in to his American cultural experience. They joined over 20 other high school boys on the cheer squad for the school Powder Puff game. They had a great time, saying ‘it was so fun.'”

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Having Fun at a Football Game

“Falko’s first home football game!”

The Happiest Place on Earth

Caterina & Elizabeth enjoying Disney World in Florida 

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College Homecoming Football Game

“Leni’s Homecoming isn’t until next week, so celebrated SMU’s Homecoming traditions this weekend. Leni really enjoyed the SMU Mustang Band’s 88th Pigskin Revue on Friday night, tailgating on the Boulevard, the Parade, and another SMU win on Saturday.”

First Homecoming Experience

“Emma has enjoyed her homecoming experience. She loved her mum and she was a Queen nominee.”

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Roadtrip to Nevada

“Clara and her host family traveled to Nevada to help on host dad’s mother’s wild horse rescue ranch.”

Pumpkin Picking

“We had a great family day today at the pumpkin patch! So glad we got to share our day with the Heiser’s as they’ve become like family to us! Also, afterwards Lola ate her first Texas BBQ!”

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Homecoming Football Game in Ohio

“Look at these beautiful girls… Vietnam, Spain, Italy, France, and USA… Mansfield Senior Homecoming 2021! “

Traditional Powder Puff Game

“Josie got to play in the powder puff game at Homecoming last week – which she loved. “

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Learning How to Catch Fish

“Fishing at Elkhorn Lake Hunt Club’s annual Family Field Day. Junmin and Deborah caught small catfish, and Linh bravely touched one! “

First College Football Game

“Great day to be on the plains! It was the first college football game for Alex and Naroa from Spain and they loved it! Even got to see Elvis and roll Toomer’s! War Eagle!!!”

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Celebrating International Daughter's Day

“A little over a month ago Jordan and I welcomed Lucia from Spain into our home for the school year. Although we can’t technically participate in #nationaldaughtersday – I wanted to make this post to share how much we love being your host parents! 🤍✨What an adventure it has been already! Cannot wait for your bbq experience this afternoon! And breakfast for dinner tonight 😋🍳🥞AND HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY!!! 🎁🎉”

Six Flags Adventure

“Yesterday the kids went to six flags for the first time 💜”

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Catching Up with Friends

“Yesterday, I got all my students together for lunch and a walk in Dune Park. Such a beautiful day and so much fun getting to know this crew better!”

Who Said Cake?

“Nina Loving her first fancy cake from green valley.”

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Touring Glacier National Park

“Josie and her host family enjoyed their time at Glacier National Park.”

Family Cooking

“The girls first “breakfast for dinner”. They never heard of such a thing. Zoë made German pancakes and Gaia made tiramisu. Along with fried eggs and potatoes, it was a special meal and birthday for host mom on her birthday.”

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Volleyball Cheering Section

The cutest little trio! 🏐🦁💜

Old Town, Virginia

“Took a few Exchange Students to Old Town today! It was hot but fun!”

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Becoming Explorers

“A fun filled day exploring Jamestown Settlement “

Touring San Francisco

Mika @ Morro Bay & the San Francisco Embarcadero

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Maroon 5 Concert

Emma and Caterina enjoying the setting sun just before the Maroon 5 concert in North Carolina

America's Capital

“We have done so much already, including a week at the beach! But after seeing the students’ excitement in D.C., I’m not sure anything will top it”

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Cheering on their Fellow Student

“Caught some “cheerleaders” and snapped their picture… representing 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 🇩🇪 🇫🇷

Oregon Students Hanging Out

“I can’t tell you how great it is to have a big group of students in Oregon again! It was great getting everyone together (socially distanced, of course!) Only missing 2 students for student orientation!”

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Soaking Up American History

“The first trip to museums with Mina today. Gettysburg is our first of I’m sure many. Living on the East Coast give so much opportunity to learn about our great American history.”

Students Enjoying a Traditional BBQ

“ETC BBQ was so much fun today!!! So thankful to work with such great students, host families and coordinators”

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Kayaking down the River

“We did social distancing kayaking… had the river pretty much to ourselves”

Taking her first road trip through the states

“Our Dollywood trip with Nina has been a fun adventure her first week. 7 days in America- 3 days of school followed by visiting Virginia, North Carolina,Tennessee and back to Maryland Tuesday.”

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Learning how to fish

“Jason took the girls fishing tonight while I was at a birthday party! It was a first for Clara & Lola and they seemed happy! “

Trying the Local Sonic

“Today we took Pancho and Tuan to Sonic for the first time and they tried their first Sonic Blast (which they loved).  We are so excited for the memories we will make during the rest of his time here 🥰 #etcexchange #familyforever”

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A Day of Hiking with Family

“Devils Marbleyard and Peaks of Otter hiking with a night of camping 🏕”

First Time at Six Flags

“My husband took Noa and our 2 older boys to Six Flags in MD today. They had a great time!”

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Weekend Getaway

“Kent went white water rafting yesterday! He is the right most boy. He had a blast although his left arm is really sore today from all the paddling they did yesterday.”

Wild Ride

“A fun day at Busch Gardens with Sandra!!”

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Cheering in Florida

Host mom, Savanna, supporting her host daughter, Lorena, during the big game!

Running Across Tennessee

“Cristobal from Chile finished his first 5k race in cross country!”

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Home Cooking

Andrea enjoys cooking at home with his host family 🍝

Exploring Downtown Nashville

“She got to explore the Nashville Farmer’s Market recently and drive through downtown Nashville to check out the city.”

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Horsing Around

“Svea is settling on well and seems to enjoy your animals quite a bit. And our dog Karma LOVES her from the first minute they met. “

First American High School Football Game

“The girls enjoyed their first American football game at Porter Ridge High School with my daughter and her friend.”

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Fun at the Rock Gym

“First rock climbing outing with Noa. She climbs in Spain 🇪🇸, so it was nice for her to experience our American gym.”

Surprise Party In Texas!

“Super FUN and successful Welcome to Texas Party/surprise party for my Leonardo💕😊💜 Thank you for all who came and I’m sorry if I didn’t get pictures of you. I tried! 😝”

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First Time at the Beach

“Mika @ Pismo Beach”

Introduction to Nashville

“We introduced Mara to downtown Nashville tonight and The Legendairy Milkshake Bar. We also determined that she is not a country music fan! 😂”

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First Broadway Show

“Took Leni to see Wicked. It was her first time seeing a Broadway musical (the touring version). In addition to Defying Gravity, we were also slightly defying bedtimes on a school night. But a good time was had by all.”

First Week in America

“So many first foods for Rodrigo and a trip to Walmart for groceries! (We hadn’t been to the store in awhile!)
Oreo pancakes, Chick-fil-A, and the famous Jack in the Box tacos! He’s enjoyed it all so far! We are having a great time together.”

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First Day of School

First day of school in America for Candela from Spain (in the black shirt on the right). She’s excited to be a Godley Wildcat!! 🥰❤️

First Stop in America

“First stop – Whataburger. They’re Texans now!”

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First week in America

Norma got to have 2 birthday dinners, one with just the family at Eataly as she wanted some mostly authentic margarita pizza. We were too full and tired to eat her cake, so we invited some of the other exchange students who have already arrived to our weekly taco Tuesday! It was great getting them together for the first time to talk about their first days of school!
Norma and Laura Martins Froede both started school this week and rode the bus for the first time! Norma also made the varsity volleyball team! It has been a busy 3 days but I know this semester will fly by!

Students' Arrivals 2021

We have about 400 students arriving in the united states during the month of August! We can’t wait to see how amazing their exchange year is.

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Phone Number

(503) 222-9803 in Portland

(480) 380-5795 in Arizona

(877) 222-9803 Toll Free

480-380-5796 Fax

Address

Oregon: 1029 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

Arizona: 5147 E. 12th Ave. Apache Junction, AZ 85119