Pacific Cascades Area
AFS Intercultural Programs

AFS is the leading high school foreign exchange program, with opportunities to live and study in 55 countries worldwide. 

Welcome to the Corvallis, OR Chapter, AFS

Pumpkin Carving in Corvallis

October 2003, Turner Orientation
Random AFS photos

Calendar of Activities

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(** are tentative dates)




(Required Meetings are in bright yellow)

Early Sunday evening seems to work best for Chapter Meetings and Host Family Meetings this year. Families and volunteers are busy people.

The chapter is open to activity ideas and opportunities throughout the year. Host Families and students are welcome to initiate parties or outings as the spirit moves.

The Pacific-Cascades Area will have a couple of optional weekend enrichment activities: a Redwoods/Beach experience in Brookings, OR, a white water rafting trip on the Umpqua River in Roseburg, OR. Date TBA.

What is a Host Family Meeting?
The goal of these gatherings is to discuss and share hosting concerns, support and fun within three separate groups: parents, host sibs, and hosted students. The groups meet monthly, particularly in the Fall, to ease the adjustment period and follow a seasonally appropriate agenda. As the year progresses, the meetings may not need to be held as frequently. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

What is a Chapter Meeting?
These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for Corvallis returnees and our international hosted students to share information about their new or native homelands with a small, but interested audience. Friends and family are welcome. Visual aids, a game and a "tasty" sample of the food help to enhance the presentation. Attendance is encouraged as a part of the AFS or FLEX experience.

Contact Lynne Regan at or at 541-752-0351 for more information