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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

Fax: (503) 227-7224

Address

Oregon: 1029 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

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