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Eva, Taiwan
Eva, Taiwan
My HOMESTAY PARENTS treated me as if I was their own daughter. We went camping near Mt. Hood–they even asked me if I wanted to take a friend on the trip with us. My host family is the kindest and the most hospitable couple!
Guadalupe, Switzerland & Colombia
Guadalupe, Switzerland & Colombia
My favorite activity was hiking in Forest Park and exploring PORTLAND as much as possible! I really liked the live music in Portland, too. The concert of “Megafaun” at Mississippi Studios was particularly amazing.
Javier, Spain
Javier, Spain
When I lived in PORTLAND, I could hunt, fish and do other natural activities. I loved the people, the restaurants, Thanksgiving, and NBA games–the last game was amazing! I wish I had more time to visit all the natural places near Portland.
Kenichi, Japan
Kenichi, Japan
Since I came here, I’ve experienced many kinds of VOLUNTEERING. All are great memories. I really appreciate the school staff’s kindness.

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