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Western Oregon is known for its "liquid sunshine", bringing moisture that turns the countryside an emerald green in the spring.  Residents perpetuate that image in the hopes that people are disuaded from moving here.  Their hopes continue to be dashed as Oregon continues to have one of the larges...
01/23/2019
Eugene, Oregon is a great base from which to enjoy the outdoors. Drive in any direction and you can experience beautiful scenery.  Residents and visitors are an hour's drive west to the Oregon Coast or an hour's drive east to the Cascade Mountains.  Rivers, waterfalls, old-growth forests, covered...
01/19/2019
International students aren’t the only ones who are nervous about traveling so far from their familiar home and culture to study at the University of Oregon.  Their parents also worry, since they are too distant to be able to quickly lend help and support should their child encounter difficulties...
12/30/2018
The FFIS Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Lane County, Oregon. Volunteers open their hearts and home to young adults far from home, helping them to get oriented and sett...
10/22/2018
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Lane County. Volunteers open their hearts and homes to young adults far from...
09/21/2018
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) provides short-term homestay programs at the beginning of the fall, winter, and spring terms.  Incoming University of Oregon international students stay in a local community member’s home for 3-5 days.  They then move to permanent housi...
07/09/2018
The Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS) provides short-term homestay programs at the beginning of the fall, winter, and spring terms.  Incoming University of Oregon international students stay in a local community member’s home for 3-5 days.  They then move to permanent housin...
06/27/2018
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is a popular place to stop for locals and visitors alike.  It is located on the central Oregon Coast north of Florence and the Sea Lion Caves in Lane County.Picnic tables and restrooms are available.  It's a short hike up to the lighthouse keeper's fo...
06/27/2018
 A view of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Perpetua near Cooks Chasm on the central Oregon Coast. 
06/20/2018
The Friendship Foundation for International Students Homestay Program matches University of Oregon international students with local community volunteers for a short-term homestay when the student first arrives in Eugene and Lane County.Volunteers open their hearts and home to young adults far fr...
06/14/2018
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