Our programs build bridges across cultures, foster real dialogue, and promote global understanding.


Each year, we host around 500 emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from hundreds of countries, through our exchange programs. Meet one group from Lebanon who visited Oregon this fall in this video.

  • WorldOregon offers over 40 public programs, featuring experts and visionaries from across the globe. 
  • We provide assistance to hundreds of K-12 students and teachers in the region, amplifying their important work of teaching youth to become citizens of the world!

Download the 2017 Brochure to read about changes and impacts this year!

From our community:

“Every (WorldOregon) speaker has made an impression on me. They have each required me to examine my own belief system, as well as encouraged me to speak out in situations that I may have remained quiet in the past.”

     - Colleen, WorldOregon member

“Hosting international visitors at my nonprofit organization has left a profound impact on me and the work I do.”

     - anonymous nonprofit host from Oregon

“(WorldOregon) International exchanges allow you to develop your personality, character and hidden talents. They help you meet people instead of remaining within four walls. Exchanges help you shape your future. It helps you become a "complete" person.”

     - Luciano Azor, WorldOregon program visitor from Mauritius

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“Oregon is better because of the dialogue sparked by WorldOregon programs—and my life is enriched by the knowledge and friendships I've gained by being a member. WorldOregon gives me hope for our global future!” - Yassi Irajpanah, Member & Supporter