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Be a Friend…a Community Friend!

February 08, 2018

  • Some friendships will last a lifetime!

Remember what it’s like to begin an exciting adventure while tinged with mild homesickness? 

Our new international students do, and arriving in winter makes it challenging, too!

Why not become a Community Friend? Community Friends reach out to their students once or twice a month for one academic calendar year or less. We offer it to AES students and first year international undergraduates.

This wonderful program can count as student community service for kids and teens and is much more low-key than homestay programs.

Interested? Fill out the volunteer form here and we will get in touch with you. We are matching students now.

For more information please contact Amy Baskin,  Community Friends Program Coordinator, at, 503-432-7186, or visit this page to learn more. 

For more information:

Amy Baskin
Community Friends Program Coordinator