Columbia Pacific

Welcome to the Columbia Pacific Area Team

"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're 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."
- Bernie Gerhardt, Volunteer Chair

What's Going On Right Now?

The 2013-2014 students have all returned to their home countries, and we're looking for host families for the 2014-2015 students!  Many families have committed to hosting, and it's time to start planning our Host Family Orientations.  We'll be sheduling a few orientations during the months of July and August.  See details here.

We are still looking for liaisons for exchange students and their host families.  If you're interested, please take a moment to fill out this form.

We have events and orientations throughout the year.  See our calendar for details.

Where Are We Located?

The Columbia Pacific Area is located in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, near the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.

How Can You Get Involved?

If you are a student interested in going abroad with AFS, visit our local Go Abroad with AFS page.  If you are interested in hosting a student, see our Hosting page.  To become a Volunteer, see our Columbia Pacific Area Team Volunteer page.