Foreign exchange students who want to attend Wilson must be affiliated with a hosting organization that has been pre-approved by PPS. Hosting organizations seeking approval must contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer office. The following are hosting organizations that are approved to send students to Wilson. If you are interested in hosting, please contact the organizations below.
Rotary Exchange Student Information Night, Lucky Lab Public House in Multnomah Village, Wednesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30pmThe Rotary Club of Portland is hosting an information night for families interested in hosting an exchange student and freshmen and sophomores interested in becoming an outbound exchange student. Rotary exchanges with 20 countries throughout Europe, South America, and Asia and offers both full-year and summer-only programs. Pizza and soft drinks provided. Contact David Noall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Foreign Links Around the GlobeAre 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 (email@example.com; 503-740-2754) for more information.
PAX US State Department Scholarship ExchangeShare 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-293-6195).