• Foreign Exchange at Ida B. Wells High School 

    Foreign exchange students who want to attend Ida B. Wells must be affiliated with a hosting organization that has been pre-approved by PPS. Hosting organizations seeking approval must contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer. The following are hosting organizations that are approved to send students to Ida B. Wells. If you are interested in hosting, please contact the organizations below.

    Rotary Club of Portland Youth Exchange Program

    The Rotary Club of Portland Youth Exchange Program sponsors four international students at Portland Public Schools. Currently we are looking for Families to Host during the 2020 - 21 school year. Hosting an exchange student is a fun and enriching experience for the entire family. The Rotary Club also sponsors long term (school year) and short term (over the summer) exchange experiences for Wilson students. An informational meeting will be held in April for freshman and sophomores interested in being exchange students during their junior or senior years. More information at: https://rotarypdx.org/programs/youth-programs/youth-exchange. Or contact David Noall, (Wilson Class of ’63) at dnoall45@gmail.com or voicemail at 503 349 3133.

    Foreign Links Around the Globe

    Are you interested in new experiences for your family? Do you want to cultivate new international friendships? Consider becoming a host family for the 2019-2020 PPS school year with Foreign Links Around the Globe. Contact Patricia Rimmer (rimmer9492@comcast.net; 503-740-2754) for more information.

    PAX US State Department Scholarship Exchange

    Share your America with an outstanding high school student on a US State Department  Scholarship.  These high achieving students speak English  and are motivated to learn more about the US by attending high school and living with a host family. PAX students are eager to experience American activities—backyard barbecues, birthday celebrations, and holidays—with their host families. They are covered by comprehensive medical insurance and have their own spending money for incidentals, and school fees. Hosts provide students with a bed, a quiet place to study, a seat at the dining table, a warm and supportive home environment, and encouragement to engage in everyday American life. This is a chance to learn about a student’s country and culture. All types of families—single parents, young couples, retirees, and parents with teenagers—are welcome to host. Students arrive for fall classes at your local high school.  Families can host them for the school year or for a semester.   PAX is a non-profit educational organization and one of a select few US Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Programs chosen to participate in its prestigious US government-sponsored FLEX, & YES, programs. For more information contact PAX Coordinator Mimi Sanders (mimisandersart@hotmail.com, 503-293-6195).