Journeys– A Cultural Encounter
Through our signature program of exchanges, Friendship Force members around the world have the opportunity to share meals, conversation and the routines of daily life, creating a unique cultural encounter and lasting friendships
Since 1988, our members have traveled the world to meet new friends and explore the cultures and cities of dozens of cities that include Australia, Germany, Ghana, Columbia, England, Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Russia and many more. We have also hosted dozens of international exchanges, meeting new friends from Germany, Ghana, Canada, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Netherlands, Vietnam, Thailand, and more. Our members also travel with the hundreds of other outbound exchanges arranged by Friendship Force clubs around the world each year.
We generally host at least one week-long exchange of international visitors each year, sometimes more, and all our club members are expected to play a part in making it a success. Also, our club usually has one outbound exchange each year to visit another club somewhere in the world where their members plan a week of activities for us while we stay in their homes. Then we usually add on another week of travel activities that we arrange independently or with a travel agency or tour group.
A Few of Our More Recent Journeys
Our inbound journey from Long Island
Our outbound journey to Russia
Our outbound journey to Greater Milwaukee
Our outbound journey to Brazil
Our outbound exchange to Turkey
We hosted Ukraine
We visited the Trujilla club in Peru club
Out outbound exchange to South Africa
We hosted visitors from five nations (link to subpage with copy)
The Vietnam club visited us
Outbound Journey - TBD
To volunteer to be the Journey Coordinator for this trip, contact Chris Michalek, ASAP.