Welcome to American Discovery Where We Have Been Bringing Families and Cultures Together for More Than 20 Years!








Youth Ambassador
Antonin Bigot Scholarship Award

All host families for the 2014 season will be entered into a drawing to win a Youth Ambassador Scholarship in the amount of $750. This scholarship can be used towards future trips abroad or college education. Each host family will be entered into the drawing as many times as they host — so the more times a family hosts, they have more of a chance to win! The Youth Ambassador Scholarship is our way of saying "Thank You!" for opening your home and sharing your life with a stranger.

What Is American Discovery?

American Discovery is an international home-stay organization that has lots of fun and exciting programs for families in Oregon, Washington, California, and Colorado. Our programs provide a way for students from different countries to connect with American families. It is a perfect way to share your culture, hobbies, and your hometown — whether you are in the US, France, or Spain! Hear from actual families...

Ready for An Adventure?

Since 1992, thousands of families have developed amazing friendships with our students and you could be next. So if you're ready to join us for a rewarding adventure that could last a lifetime, call us at 541-302-3393 or send us an email!


Although many students do not know each other before their summer trip, they quickly become friends -- possibly for life!


Experience the thrill of rafting down roaring rapids in Oregon, or the rush of a standout water park in California!

Activities vary by region
and program.


Enjoy an American Classic, the traditional game of baseball. Maybe even catch a ball and get it signed
by a professional!


Tour some of the most beautiful cities of the West Coast and enjoy shopping & dining at America's favorite stores and restaurants.

Host A Student...

Host families are the most important component of our homestay programs. Their warmth and generosity are what makes the homestay experience so meaningful and memorable for the French and Spanish students.

Becoming a host family is easy. All it requires is a desire to share your home and 2-3 weeks of your life with a foreign student. The commitment you make to host a foreign student can bring your family joy for years to come. When all is said, who knows, you may even end up traveling to visit your foreign student in their country! Read what people are saying.

Find Great Families...

Interested in joining the American Discovery Team and help us find great families? Do you have a knack for networking? Are you a people person and like to plan things? Do you enjoy challenges? If you've answered "yes" to these questions, you might be just who we're looking for! We are looking for social, yet organized, self-motivated team members who are comfortable giving short presentations, able to meet firm deadlines, and have deep roots in the community.

To find out how you can join the American Discovery Team, call Bruno Francia at 541-520-5222 today.

Our Goal...

Our goal at American Discovery is to create friendships between families of different countries. We hope these friendships will last a lifetime. We wish for every student who visits the US to have a chance to experience the uniqueness of its culture and diversity of its people. In this way each student can make their own American discovery. Since each student is also an ambassador of his or her country, we hope our American families will gain a greater love for Europe as well.

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