There simply is no better way to show the world the truly generous spirit of Oregonians than to host. If you've ever wondered what you could do to contribute to deeper cross-cultural understanding and a more peaceful world—this is it! Your hospitality makes a world of difference.
HOST AT YOUR HOME
Build lifelong connections by opening your doors to an international visitor for an American home experience. Throughout the year (and especially during the summer and fall), the International Visitor Program offers the opportunity to host an adult or youth visitor from across the world—from three nights to five weeks. Overnight hosts provide a private bedroom, breakfast, most dinners, and an up-close view of daily life in an American home. If you are interested in hosting a visitor in your home please complete this brief contact form.
Hosted dinners often make the biggest impact on the international visitors because they create opportunities for one-on-one conversation and a deeper appreciation for cultural commonalities. Whether a summer barbeque, a dinner shared with friends, or a simple family supper, these visits often lead to long-term friendships and offer a welcoming window for visitors during their time in the U.S. We offer opportunities to host an entire group, a small group, or even a single visitor. Sign up to host a dinner.
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HOST AT YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION
Oregon-based companies can experience the transformative benefits of a global network—right from home! Welcome visitors from across the world for a tour of your company; share your unique successes and challenges; or exchange innovative ideas with industry leaders! Learn more about our International Visitor Program. Contact us today to get involved as a Professional Host!
"Her visit broadened our employees' perspective of the world, and it feels great to help people. It's a win-win."
-Pacific Coast Fruit Company’s CEO David Nemarnik, whose company hosted Craslyn Benjamin, CEO of Benlar Foods Limited, Jamaica.