Building Bridges

ESL and homestay exchange programs bring together people of different cultures to form lasting friendships and deeper understanding.


Cultural Gateways, Inc.


Students will have the opportunity to continue their English learning while on one of our trips. We encourage students to use English during class time, field trips, and time spent with their host families.


Students will dive into American culture during classroom time, afernoon activies and to spending time with host families. Students will get to experiance experience firsthand how an American family lives.


Students will leave at the duration of their stay with lifelong friendships. Our goal is to create opportunities for students to become more than just a host guest, but part of our families.

Why Learn With Us?


Established for Over 30 Years

Cultural Gateways has been in business and operating for 30+ plus years.


Over 3000 Students

Cultural Gateways has had the opportunity to bring over 1,000 students to the US for a home stay program.


Close Relationships

From the minute you contact Cultural Gateways, we are here to create a relationship that will last for years.


A trip that lasts a lifetime

Relationships that students make on their trip to the USA will continue long after they return to their home.  Many of our students return years later to stay with the families and friends they met during their short visit to Oregon.


For the past 19 years I have had the privilege of working with CGI, teaching English to international students. Students initially enter the classroom with a bit of fear and apprehension, but they are mostly are curious and eager to learn. In just a very short time, each student’s confidence grows as proficiency in the English language increases. It is a joy to teach each group as the students enthusiastically take in the American culture and language.

Janet, ESL Instructor


We have enjoyed and appreciated working with Sandy and Cultural Gateways over the years. Our church, Lafayette Community Church, has benefited greatly by having these girls come and stay with our families and do their schooling at the church each Spring. We tell our church family it’s an opportunity for them to reach out to visitors coming to our country. However, many of them have testified to us what the girls have meant to them. Several have built lasting relationships, even hosting them in later years as the girls have returned on their own to visit the families. Also, it has always been an enriching experience for our families’ children as well.

Pastor Jim and Sally Peterson, Hosts

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Cultural Gateways, Inc would love to assist you on your next program. Contact us today to learn how we can create a fun learning enviroment and an experience your students will never forget.

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