Study Abroad in Portland | International Students in Portland

Nestled between the Willamette and Columbia Rivers in the heart of America’s Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon is a gorgeous city and the perfect place to study abroad for international students who are fans of the artistic and hip. The city has a laid-back urban lifestyle and has been rated one of the most environmentally-friendly places in the United States. Indie music, rainy weather and coffee shops with locally roasted beans add to Portland’s cozy study vibes. Students who choose this city for their study abroad location are sure to have a once-in-a-lifetime academic experience.

Why Study in Portland?

There’s a reason students from all over the world are drawn to Portland. Its diverse population and friendly community ensure that students feel welcomed right away. From public gardens, parks and museums to farmers markets, the city offers an array of opportunities to explore and experience local culture. It’s also home to the headquarters of large companies like Nike, so there are many opportunities for internships and part-time jobs. If you’re in the mood for outdoor activities, you can go snowboarding, skiing or hiking in the nearby mountains. Mt. Hood offers some of the most popular and adventurous trails. Portland has plenty of practical benefits too—it’s bike-friendly, has excellent public transit and unlike most of the U.S., there’s no sales tax in Oregon. If you’re looking to study abroad in a big city with a more relaxed pace of life, Portland might be just the place for you!

Portland Schools

Among Portland’s unique features are several great colleges including Portland State University, University of Portland and Reed College. At StudentRoomStay Concierge, we’re proud to offer our students incredible international study experiences through partnerships with some of the best schools in the country. Click here to browse some of our featured partner schools.

Student Testimonials

Sitao
High School Student

This is my first time coming to America. I feel very wonderful. The scenery is beautiful and the sky is clear. I live close to Pismo Beach. My homestay family is friendly. They will take me to play every week. The school has many activities and a robotics class. It has improved my vision of the world. After class, I always participate in conversations with students. This is my great life.

Darrell
Host Family

Our experience with the AmeriStudent organization has been the best! The students have enriched our lives and created a bond that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait to see how their lives will develop. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of the kids future!

Jason
High School Student

Can’t believe I improved my English so much in five months! Here is just like my family. I love my life in America!

Vikki
Host Family

Not only a rewarding experience but…Making new lifelong friends around the country with families!

Weining
Winter Camp Student

The homestay is nice,the childrens in school are friendly,I’m have fun and learn a lot in this trip!

Xuanning
Winter Camp Student

I like all the American food! I like playing basketball with American students here!