Welcome to Columbia Pacific

About Our Team

AFS Columbia Pacific is located in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, near the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.  We have around 140 volunteers, and we're hosting 62 exchange students during the 2014-2015 hosting year.

Our Team here in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington is passionate about the AFS mission of a more just and peaceful world through intercultural learning. Our lives have been enriched by the exchange experience, and we are happy to give back to AFS through our volunteer efforts. We would love to have you join the AFS family as an Exchange Student, a Host Family, or a Volunteer.

- Jean Goecks, Team Chair

Local Events

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  • 08/15/2015 : 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Host Family Pre-Arrival Orientation - Option 3

    Where: Camas Friends Church, 1004 NE 4th Ave, Camas.WA 98607 [MAP] DETAILS We have scheduled three in person Host Family & Liaison Orientations. A parent needs to attend, not the who...

  • 08/15/2015 : 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Exchange Student Introductions/Pickups - First Arrival Students

    Where: Zion Lutheran Church, 824 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607 [MAP] DETAILS I am sure you have questions about arrival. Most students arrive August 12,13,14, 2015. Upon arrival to Portland the...

  • 08/23/2015 : 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    OR- AFS Welcome Home Event

    This is a little get together for recent Returnees. Meet people who have gone abroad, while forming lasting friendships! We will help you prepare for the road to reintegration into American cultu...

  • 09/17/2015 - 12:00 AM

    Pendleton Round-Up - OPTIONAL

    Details to be announced. Disregard times above.

  • 10/09/2015 - 12:00 AM

    Post-Arrival Orientation - REQUIRED

    Required for Exchange Students. Strongly encouraged for Host Families (including Host Siblings 12 and older). Details to be announced. Disregard times above.

  • 12/05/2015 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Portland Area Holiday Party

    Details to follow. Disregard times above.                                             &...

  • 01/23/2016 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Mid-Year Orientation - REQUIRED

    Required for Exchange Students. Host Parents are invited to a Host Family Coffee Hour when dropping off students. No material for Host Siblings. Details to follow. Disregard times above.   &nb...

  • 01/31/2016 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Ski Trip - OPTIONAL

    For Exchange Students only. Details to follow. Disregard times above.                                     &...

  • 03/04/2016 - 12:00 AM

    Shakespeare Festival Trip - OPTIONAL

    This trip will be EITHER March 4-6 OR March 5-7. The date will be finalized in the Fall of 2015. Details to follow. Disregard times above. There will be a cost for this trip.       &...

  • 04/16/2016 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    National Day of Service - OPTIONAL

    Optional for Exchange Students. Required for Sponsored Programs scholarship students. Details to be announced, disregard times above.

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To speak with an AFS USA Representative, call: 1-800-AFS-INFO

In case of an emergency involving an AFS participant outside of our business hours, call the number above and choose option 9 to speak with the AFS Duty Officer.

Local Contact

Name:  James Spears, Communications Coordinator
Phone:  503-376-9583
Email:  communications@afscp.com