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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 Co-Chair

Local Events

  • 01/31/2015 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Mid-Year Orientation (Required for Exchange Students)

    When: Saturday, January 31, 2015.  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Where: Camp Collins, 3001 Southeast Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR 97080 [MAP] Who: All exchange students are required to atten...

  • 01/31/2015 - 05:00 PM

    Ski Trip

    When:  Sunday, February 1, 2015 Cost:  Varies (see below) Participants:  Exchange Students only.  Sorry, but we can't accommodate Host Families or friends on this trip....

  • 03/06/2015 - 12:00 AM

    Shakespeare Festival Trip

    When: Friday morning, March 6th to Sunday evening, March 8, 2015 (disregard the times above) Cost: $210.00.  Includes one dinner plus breakfast and post-play snacks at the hotel....

  • 04/11/2015 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    National Day of Service

    Details to be announced, disregard times above.

  • 04/25/2015 - 12:00 AM

    Seattle Trip

    Details to be announced, disregard times above.

  • 05/01/2015 - 07:00 AM

    Kah-Nee-Ta Trip

    When: 7:00 a.m., Friday, May 1, to about 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015. Cost: Cost is $55 per student. Participants: Columbia Pacific AFS Exchange Students, Host Siblings between the ag...

  • 05/17/2015 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    Pre-Return Orientation (Mandatory for Exchange Students)

    When: Sunday, May 17, 2015.  Time to be announced (disregard times above). Where: Location to be announced Who: All exchange students are required to attend this Orientation. THIS IS A ...

  • 06/28/2015 : 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

    End of Stay Orientation/Departure (Required for all Exchange Students)

    When: Sunday, June 28, 2015.  Time to be announced (disregard times above). Where: Location to be announced Who: All exchange students are required to attend this Orientation. Contact:...

Support/Emergency

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