Education Travel & Culture

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • International


1029 SW Washington StreetPortland, OR 97205 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Education Travel & Culture (ETC) is a top-rated non-profit [501(c)(3)] educational exchange organization. Our purpose is to promote international understanding and goodwill by providing high quality educational and cultural exchange programs in the United States and abroad.


ETC provides inbound program opportunities for high school students throughout the world to study in an American high school and live with an American family. ETC's outbound program offers students the chance to study and live in a foreign country. Education Travel & Culture is a unique, personalized organization whose first goal is to provide exceptional support for both students and host families through a network of local coordinators and dedicated office staff.


Would you recommend Education Travel & Culture?
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by Heather G. (November 25, 2013)
There is no better way to learn a culture and a way of the people than to be thrown in and immersed as deeply as possible. Growing up and spending most of my teen and adult life in San Jose, I can say I have seen all that it has to offer and it's surrounding areas. I am outgoing and love making new friends. I would love nothing more than to introduce locations and activities that enhance a students understanding of different cultures. Volunteering is new for me but I figure that it's never too late to start. Looking to become involved in anyway that I can help others see the beauty our American life has to offer.
by Diana C. from CA (August 15, 2008)
Have watched my daughters family host exchange students from this company for over 4 years and it has been so much fun to share the American 'way' with these kids. And my grandkids have absolutely blossomed into caring young people with mature social skills. I highly recommend you at least once become a volunteer host family---it is super fun to share our Holidays with them. And this company does 'all the work' for you like getting them registered etc.

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