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These clubs have openings for the following exchanges. If you are interested in participating in any of these exchanges, please contact the Exchange Director listed below.

 



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These 2013-2014 programs represent some of the many places that you can experience and grow your global circle of friends. You may join an exchange with another club from your own country if they have room for you. To join another club’s exchange, contact the Exchange Director (ED) from that club as soon as possible. 

Remember that many exchange are canceled 90 days previous to the beginning date if there are not enough interested people. So if you are interested in an exchange, please make your interest known to the exchange director well in advance of the exchange, if possible. Once a minimum number is attained, more people can often be added.

More trips are added periodically, so check back here if you don't see what you want right now. Some of the following exchanges depart from the United States but are open to all Ambassadors.

NOTE: Festivals and "Discover" trips often do not include homestays or offer limited homestays only.

Our newest list from FFI does not have complete information on each exchange. For those exchanges wiith little information,  please see the FFI World of Friends Catalog for a list of all exchanges with openings: 
http://www2.thefriendshipforce.org/catalog/ffi_listonly.aspx.

See http://www3.thefriendshipforce.org/downloads/2017_All_Exchanges.pdf for a listing of all exchanges.


 Journey Opportunities


USA
Canada
Europe  
Middle East/Asia
Africa  
Central/South America (and Caribbean)
Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
Discover Trips / Global Exchanges
Humanitarian/Volunteer/Mission Projects
Festivals
Special Interests
Eco-adventures
Language school
Cruises

For details on any of these exchanges, please contact the Exchange Director directly. If the exchange has a # symbol, please see the FFI World of Friends Catalog for a list of all exchanges with openings: 
https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/

Please forward this exchange information to your friends and others interested in participating as a Friendship Force Ambassador. If you would like to be added to the Friendship Force International mailing list to receive e-mail updates on exchange opportunities, please send your name, postal address, and e-mail address to ffi@thefriendshipforce.org

More opportunities are added as they are received.

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USA


Central Coast to 3 cities
February 24 - March 17, 2019
- Southwest Florida - February 24 - March 3, 2019
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Quad Cities: March 3 through March 10, 2019
- Tucson: March 10 through March 17, 2019
Journey #15005
Cost:
Journey Coordinator: Chris Stone - christopherstone@mac.com

This will be an interesting three-phase Journey where ambassadors will enjoy the warmth of Southwest Florida, together with the winter in northern USA, followed by the wonders of Tucson, Arizona. The Central Coast ambassadors have already purchased their air tickets, but would love to have some fellow FF ambassadors join them on the interesting and exciting Journey.
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/

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Utah National Parks

April 28 - May 10, 2019
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/

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Rocket City Celebration of 50th Lunar Landing - Huntsville, AL
8 Days / 7 Nights Program and Itinerary:
July 14 - 21, 2019
Cost: $625 USD includes: FFI and host fees, all admissions fees for the week, welcome brunch, Celebration Gala Dinner and farewell party/concert.
Activity level moderate
Journey number 15389
Cost does not include optional activities individually selected by the ambassadors for free days.
Coordinator: Bill Johnson, FF Huntsville Area - guesscreek@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/rocket-city-celebration-of-the-50th-anniversary-of-apollo-11-lunar-landing-mission/

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World Conference and USA Clubs
26 Days / 25 Nights
July 13 – August 7, 2019
This Journey has been set up so members can attend the FFI World Conference in Boulder, Colorado from July 23-27, 2019.
To maximize our time together we will be making stops with two host clubs, FF Flathead Valley, Montana and FF Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, Iowa and two additional stops for sightseeing in Denver, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.
Cost: $2100 USD includes: FFI and host fees for Flathead Valley and Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, air and coach transport, hotel accommodation in Denver and Chicago.
Activity level: Moderate
Journey #15382
Ambassadors will need to complete their own registration for the World Conference, which is not included in the cost of this Journey.
Coordinator: Colin Ridge, FF Taupo - colinjanet123@gmail.com
See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/world-conference-and-usa-clubs/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=b3fd140a75-JANUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-b3fd140a75-86901893

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Health and Wellness: Integrating World Influences (Northeast Ohio and Dayton)
16 Days / 15 Nights
September 11 - 26, 2019
Cost: $940 USD includes: FFI and host fees, programs with host clubs; FF Northeast Ohio - breakfasts, lunches, welcome/farewell dinners, dinner hosting and for one night. FF Dayton - breakfasts, lunches and three dinners.
Activity level: Moderate
Journey #15418
Coordinator: Julie Vann, FF Dayton - vannjulie@att.net
See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/health-and-wellness-integrating-world-influences/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=b3fd140a75-JANUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-b3fd140a75-86901893

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Fun in the Snow!
February 6 - 13, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights - Haliburton, Ontario Canada
Journey number 15004
Cost: $475 USD includes: Most meals, all activities, and equipment. Additional $160 fee for transportation from Toronto to Haliburton.
Activity level: Moderately challenging
Coordinator: Dave Reynolds - dgr_1947@yahoo.ca

See more: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/fun-in-the-snow/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=ac46ab34e0-JULY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-ac46ab34e0-86901893

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Explore the North Sea Coast with FF Varel
8 Days / 7 Nights
July 7 - 14, 2019
$750 USD includes FFI and host fees, meals and activities, entrance fees, tours, bike and canoe rental, transport, and contingency fee depending on group size and exchange rate fluctuation. (You will be reimbursed if there is money left over)
Coordinator: Birgit Wagner, FF Varel - birgit-wagner@ewetel.net
Activity Level: Moderate
https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/explore-the-north-sea-coast-with-ff-varel/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Moscow and the Cities of the Golden Ring, Russia
September 7 - 21, 2019
https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OCT_18_US_eFlyer.pdf?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=6ba3d7274d-2018_US_MEMBER_EFLYER_OCTOBER&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-6ba3d7274d-86901893

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Hidden Treasures in Franconia - A Paradise for Hikers (northern Bavaria, Germany)
Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Bavaria Nürnberg-Erlangen plus some hotels
11 Days / 10 Nights
September 13 - 23, 2019
Cost: $1680 USD includes: FFI and host fees, welcome and farewell dinner, all expenses for the hiking tour (comfortable hotels, dinner, lunch packages, water on the hike) public transport, and all listed activities.
Journey number 15207
Activity level: Challenging . You will need to be in excellent physical condition, as you will be hiking up to six hours a day. Luggage sent ahead.
Coordinator: Claudia Maron & Günter Nerz - claudia.maron@hotmail.de and gen10@gmx.de

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/hidden-treasures-in-franconia-a-paradise-for-hikers-bavaria-germany/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893 Look for the link to the PowerPoint presentation of hiking destinations.

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Castles and Gardens In and Around Berlin
9 Days / 8 Nights
October 7 - 15, 2019
Cost: $550 USD includes: FFI and host fees, guided tours and entrance fees, public transport seven-day ticket for Berlin, transport to Wörlitz, and welcome party.
Food & beverages are at your own expense while out and about. 
Activity Level: Active
Coordinator: Arno Schwander, FF Berlin - ardschwan@t-online.de

See:  https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/castles-and-gardens-in-and-around-berlin/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine
11 Days / 10 Nights
December 1 - 12, 2019
No traditional Home Hospitality on this Journey, you will be traveling with other Friendship Force members, attending a home-hosted Kaffeeklatsch, and participating in four Exclusive Discovery Series events aimed to inform about local culture, customs, and foods. Leave from Basel, Switzerland.

Cost: $2495 USD includes: Accommodations for 10 nights aboard a private river ship with wireless internet access in all common areas and cabins, ALL meals: daily breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners— plus all onboard house beer & wine, as well as soft drinks; seven included tours with personal headsets, up to seven Christmas markets, and four Exclusive Discovery Series events: Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch • German Christmas Traditions discussion • Stollen baking demonstration • Operation Market Garden discussion, Local Program Directors, gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers, baggage handling for one piece of luggage per person, including tips, all port charges, and 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next trip — an average of $189. No set Friendship Force program on this cruise.
Easy activity level
Journey #15450.
Coordinator: Laura Romero, FFI - laura@friendshipforce.org

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/christmas-markets-along-the-rhine/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Frozen Beauty in Lake Baikal, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, Russia
March 9 -  23, 2019
16 Days / 15 Nights Program and Itinerary:
March 9 - 23, 2019
Journey number 15314
Contact: Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI - oyuna@friendshipforce.org
Cost: $3500 USD includes: Seven-night homestay, seven nights in a hotel, tour of Lake Baikal with professional guide, transport to and boat across Lake Baikal, domestic flights from Moscow- Irkuts (round trip), train from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk, visa to Russia, all meal and entrance tickets to museum, which are included in program.

See more: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/frozen-beauty-in-lake-baikal-moscow-and-st-petersburg-russia/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=cfef7b35fb-AUGUST_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-cfef7b35fb-86901893

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Greater Olympia, WA to Taipei & Taichung, Taiwan
March 13 - 27, 2019
Journey #15105
Cost: $880
Host Clubs: FF Taipei, FF Taichung
Contact Information: Anne Gabriel - 360anne@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OCT_18_US_eFlyer.pdf?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=6ba3d7274d-2018_US_MEMBER_EFLYER_OCTOBER&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-6ba3d7274d-86901893

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Discover China
11 Days / 10 Nights
May 1 - 11, 2019
$2500 USD includes FFI and host fees, tour costs, program fees, tips & gratuities, and domestic travel within China.
Not included: Cost of Visa to China, travel insurance, or international airfare
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Jim Kerr, FF Dallas - judgejwkerr@juno.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-china-2/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Global Youth Journey to Japan - June 2019
11 Days / 10 Nights
June 7 - 17, 2019
Cost: $1300 @ USD includes FFI and host fees, all meals, and almost transportation and entrance fees (except during free time) For adult and child/grandchild.
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Will Henderson and Noriko Kanamoto - will@friendshipforce.org
 and noriko@friendshipforce.org

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/global-youth-journey-to-japan-june-2019/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Discover Malaysia
6 Days / 5 Nights - Kuala Lumpur
July 2 - 7, 2019
Cost: $970 USD includes: FFI and host fees, almost all meals (except breakfast on day 2, and lunch on day 5), and all transportation and entrance fees (excluding any free time).
Activity level: Active
Journey # 15011; no Home Hospitality but day-hosted by members of FF Kuala Lumpur
Coordinator: Noriko Kanamoto, FFI - noriko@friendshipforce.org

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-malaysia/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Discover Siberia - Mongolia and Ulan-Ude
15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:
August 1 - 15, 2019
Cost: $2500 USD includes: FFI and host fees, transportation between Mongolia and Ulan-Ude (round trip), all meals while traveling, and official dinners.
Activity level: Easy
Journey #15171
Coordinator: Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI - oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-mongolia-and-siberia/

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Moscow and the Cities of the Golden Ring, Russia
September 7 - 21, 2019
See: https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OCT_18_US_eFlyer.pdf?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=6ba3d7274d-2018_US_MEMBER_EFLYER_OCTOBER&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-6ba3d7274d-86901893

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Explore Myanmar
14 Days / 13 Nights
October 15 -  29, 2019
$3000 USD includes: FFI and tour fees, tips, and domestic airfare.
Optional extension: $1270 USD with $187 single supplement.
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Jim Kerr, FF Dallas - judgejwkerr@juno.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/explore-myanmar-2/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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An Introduction to Sierra Leone
10 Days / 11 Nights
April 13 - 23, 2019
Journey #15428
Cost: $1550 USD includes: FFI and host fees, local transportation between sites and most entry fees, and last night's lodging at Family Kingdom Resort.
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Teresa Wilkin - teresawilkin@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/an-introduction-to-sierra-leone/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893


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CENTRAL/SOUTH AMERICA

Bogota, Quito, and the Galapagos - with Greater Atlanta club
April 26 - May 11, 2019
Cost: $3,695
Journey # 15113
Host Club: FF Bogotá
Optional Extension: Amazon Basin
Journey Coordinator: Bonnie Evans - kbemje@bellsouth.net

See: https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/OCT_18_US_eFlyer.pdf?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=6ba3d7274d-2018_US_MEMBER_EFLYER_OCTOBER&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-6ba3d7274d-86901893

Imagine a week in Bogota, Colombia with a host family. Imagine four days in Quito, Ecuador. Imagine six days exploring the Galápagos Islands. Imagine an optional extension to the Amazon Basin. Yes, all of this as one Journey starting in Bogota on April 26, 2019. Bonnie Evans is the journey director of this amazing adventure and a bucket list travel dream. The people you will meet will be unforgettable. The places you see will be with you forever. The adventures you will so will keep you young and make your life exciting.
 
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Global Art and Bumba Meu Boi Festival in Brazil (FF Fortaleza)
15 Days / 14 Nights
June 6 – June 20, 2019
Cost: $1300 USD includes: FFI and host fees, domestic flight from Fortaleza to São Luís.
Activity level: Moderate
Journey #15108
Coordinator: Mary Jane DeVault, FF Greater Orlando - mjdevault@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/global-art-and-bumba-meu-boi-festival/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=b3fd140a75-JANUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-b3fd140a75-86901893

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Ribeirão Preto and Salvador, Brazil
13 Days / 12 Nights
June 26, 2019 – July 8, 2019
Cost: $995 USD includes: FFI and host club program fees, and two-night Iguassu Falls excursion.\
Activity level : Moderate
Journey number 15132
Coordinator: Jim Steggall, FF Cedar Rapids-Iowa City - bjjfs@mchsi.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/ribeirao-preto-and-salvador-brazil/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Belo Horizonte and Campinas, Brazil
17 Days / 16 Nights
July 12 -  28, 2019; July 12 - 14, 2019 - Iguassu Falls extension
Cost: $1395 USD includes: FFI and host fees for two FF club homestays, Iguassu Falls extension, E-Visa, and travel insurance either through FFI or personal insurance coverage.
Activity level: Moderate
Journey number 15137.
Coordinator: Wendy Johnston, FF OLLI-FSU - mrswendyjohnston@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/belo-horizonte-and-campinas-brazil/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Explore Farming in New Zealand
February 23 - March 17, 2019
23 Days / 22 Nights
Journey #15014
$2400 USD includes: FFI and host fees, all travel within New Zealand from arrival in Auckland to the Journey’s end in Palmerston North; all accommodation; entry to all listed attractions; and some meals.
International airfare is not included. Nine nights in hotels and 12 nights of home hosting.
Coordinator: Debbie Lattey - debbie@otaihanga.co.nz

Start your tour with seven days exploring farms in the North Island accompanied by your tour guide, Friendship Force NZ Field Rep Debbie Lattey. You will then be hosted by two rural NZ clubs, Wairarapa and Manawatu, for a week each, and be shown the best of rural life in New Zealand!
Activity level: Active

See more:
https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/explore-farming-in-new-zealand/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=ac46ab34e0-JULY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-ac46ab34e0-86901893

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Explore the North and South Islands of New Zealand
17 Days / 16 Nights
March 21, 2019 – April 6, 2019
Cost: $3725 USD includes: FFI and host fees, and South Island tour.
Activity level: Active
Journey number 15040.
Coordinator: Sherri Lichtenberger, FF Kansas - sherrilich46@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/explore-the-north-and-south-island-of-new-zealand/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893


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Cycling, Dining & Wining in the Adelaide Hills
8 Days / 7 Nights
October 16 - 24, 2019
$820 USD includes: FFI and host fees, bicycle and helmet hire, some meals and drinks, transportation, and venue hire.
Activity Level: Active
Coordinator: David Adams, FF Mount Barker & Districts - adamilne@adam.com.au

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/cycling-dining-wining-in-the-adelaide-hills/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Discover Trips have been organized to take groups to areas where Friendship Force wishes to establish clubs. They are open to Friendship Force members from any country. Ambassadors stay in hotels but meet with local people interested in forming new clubs.

Global Exchanges are open to all FF members around the world.
(See FFI World of Friends Catalog for a list of all exchanges with openings: 
http://www2.thefriendshipforce.org/catalog/ffi_listonly.aspx.)


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Discover Malaysia
July 2 – 7, 2019
$970 USD includes: FFI and host fees, almost all meals (except breakfast on day 2, and lunch on day 5), and all transportation and entrance fees (excluding any free time).
Activity level: Active
Journey #15011.
Transportation will be provided in an air-conditioned vehicle throughout the tour.
Service of an English-speaking Guide in provided throughout the tour.
Accommodation will be provided in homestay rooms (apartment with no host family).
Food will be provided starting from a light breakfast on the first day to lunch on day 6, (except breakfast on day 2 and lunch on day 5).
Coordinator: Noriko Kanamoto, FFI - noriko@friendshipforce.org

Despite its small size, the Friendship Force club of Kuala Lumpur is excited to promote the mission of our organization with you on this Journey to Malaysia! Visit spectacular mosques and museums, learn about the preserved culture of Malaysia, and enjoy interacting with local students when you have lunch at a local Islamic school.

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-malaysia/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Discover Siberia - Mongolia and Ulan-Ude
15 Days / 14 Nights Program and Itinerary:
August 1 - 15, 2019
Coordinator: Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI - oyuna@friendshipforce.org
Cost: $2500 USD includes: FFI and host fees, transportation between Mongolia and Ulan-Ude (round trip), all meals while traveling, and official dinners.
Activity level: Easy
Journey #15171
See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-mongolia-and-siberia/

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Explore Myanmar
14 Days / 13 Nights
October 15, 2019 – October 29, 2019
Cost: $3000 USD includes: FFI and tour fees, tips, and domestic airfare.
Optional extension: $1270 USD with $187 single supplement.
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Jim Kerr, FF Dallas - judgejwkerr@juno.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/explore-myanmar-2/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=fafc74eacd-NOVEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-fafc74eacd-86901893

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Discover Spain and Portugal
November 1 - 17, 2019
17 Days / 16 Nights
Cost: $3499 USD includes: FFI fees, 15 nights in handpicked hotels, 15 breakfasts, seven dinners with beer or wine, one wine tasting, one cooking class, guided sightseeing tours, expert Tour Director & local guides, and a private deluxe motor coach
Activity Level: Moderate
Coordinator: Marty McKnew - martymcknew@comcast.net

Note: Due to the high level of interest in the first Discover Spain and Portugal Journey, we have added a second version during the exact same dates with the reverse itinerary.

Join Friendship Force International on grand tour of Spain & Portugal! Tucked into the corner of the continent, these countries have their own spice. Portugal and Spain share so much more than a border. The little towns and big cities in both countries are teeming with storied pasts, but also bring their own modern flavors and traditions to light. On this Journey, you’ll delve into the art, architecture, and history of this lively region by walking along the cobblestone streets, seeing global landmarks, and visiting world-renowned museums. - Go Ahead Tours

Though we do not have clubs in Spain and Portugal, you will get to know Friendship Force members from all over the world as we discover the best of these two countries.
Visit Prado, Toledo, Stock Exchange Palace, Douro River cruise, Tower of Belém, Fátima, Sintra, Évora’s “Chapel of Bones”, Royal Alcázar, Alhambra, La Sagrada Família, Monastery of Montserrat

See more: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-spain-and-portugal/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=ac46ab34e0-JULY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-ac46ab34e0-86901893

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Discover the Brazilian Cerrado [Pantanal and Bonito, Brazil]
November 19 - 27, 2019
9 Days / 8 Nights
Journey number 15306
$2150 USD includes: Accommodation in double apartments with air conditioning, fridge, telephone, tv, and breakfast in Bonito, Tours mentioned in Bonito, Accommodation in double apartments with air conditioning and full-board (breakfast/ lunch/dinner) at the Pantanal, tour at the Pantanal according to the lodge schedule, transfers in vehicle with air conditioning and driver for the whole itinerary, and bilingual guide assistance
Coordinator: Hemily Nogueira, FFI - hemily@thefriendshipforce.org
Activity level: Active

See more:
https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-the-brazilian-cerrado/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=ac46ab34e0-JULY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-ac46ab34e0-86901893

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Humanitarian Missions/Volunteer

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2019 Festival at Sea!
15-Day South American Passage from
Argentina to Chile Aboard the Holland-American ship Zandaam
February 21 - March 8, 2019

ALL ABOARD FOR FRIENDSHIP AND FJORDS!
Join us on the second installment of Friendship Force's Festival at Sea cruises! This fifteen-day Voyage aboard the Zaandam will be one of the greatest cruising experiences anywhere, with spectacular scenery and wildlife: fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, penguins, eagles, and whales. Whether you come alone or with friends, you will be right at home with your fellow Friendship Force travelers during this two-week voyage of workshops, team-building activities, and of course, plenty of sightseeing in each of our ports-of-call!
We will visit the following locations:

- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- Puerto Madryn, Argentina
- Stanley/Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
- Strait Of Magellan
- Punta Arenas, Chile
- Cockburn Channel
- Beagle Channel
- Daylight Cruising Glacier Alley
- Ushuaia, Argentina
- Scenic Cruising Cape Horn
- Canal Sarmiento
- Chilean Fjords
- Puerto Montt, Chile
- San Antonio (Santiago), Chile

View a day-by-day itinerary on the Friendship Force catalog!
Prices start at $2,684 USD

- Interior cabins from $2,684 for double; $4,033 for single
- Oceanview cabins from $2,884 for double; $4,383 for single
- Vista Suite Verandah cabins from $4,434 for double; $7,983 for single
- Mid-ship Vista Suites from $4,854 for double; $8,823 for single

*All above prices include FFI Fee.
Flyer: https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FAS-2019-Flyer.pdf

Online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/SNmCTOTmSqCVOMY53

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Global Art and Bumba Meu Boi Festival in Brazil (FF Fortaleza)
15 Days / 14 Nights
June 6 – June 20, 2019
Cost: $1300 USD includes: FFI and host fees, domestic flight from Fortaleza to São Luís.
Activity level: Moderate
Journey #15108
Coordinator: Mary Jane DeVault, FF Greater Orlando - mjdevault@gmail.com

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/global-art-and-bumba-meu-boi-festival/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=b3fd140a75-JANUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-b3fd140a75-86901893

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Festival at Sea
- see Cruises

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Hidden Treasures in Franconia - A Paradise for Hikers (northern Bavaria, Germany)
Home Hospitality provided by the Friendship Force club of Bavaria Nürnberg-Erlangen plus some hotels
11 Days / 10 Nights
September 13 - 23, 2019
Cost: $1680 USD includes: FFI and host fees, welcome and farewell dinner, all expenses for the hiking tour (comfortable hotels, dinner, lunch packages, water on the hike) public transport, and all listed activities.
Journey number 15207
Activity level: Challenging . You will need to be in excellent physical condition, as you will be hiking up to six hours a day. Luggage sent ahead.
Coordinator: Claudia Maron & Günter Nerz - claudia.maron@hotmail.de and gen10@gmx.de

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/hidden-treasures-in-franconia-a-paradise-for-hikers-bavaria-germany/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893 Look for the link to the PowerPoint presentation of hiking destinations.

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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine
No traditional Home Hospitality on this Journey, you will be traveling with other Friendship Force members, attending a home-hosted Kaffeeklatsch, and participating in four Exclusive Discovery Series events aimed to inform about local culture, customs, and foods. Leave from Basel, Switzerland.
11 Days / 10 Nights
December 1, 2019 – December 12, 2019
$2495 USD includes: Accommodations for 10 nights aboard a private river ship with wireless internet access in all common areas and cabins, ALL meals: daily breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 10 dinners— plus all onboard house beer & wine, as well as soft drinks; seven included tours with personal headsets, up to seven Christmas markets, and four Exclusive Discovery Series events: Home-Hosted Kaffeeklatsch • German Christmas Traditions discussion • Stollen baking demonstration • Operation Market Garden discussion, Local Program Directors, gratuities for local guides and motorcoach drivers, baggage handling for one piece of luggage per person, including tips, all port charges, and 5% Frequent Traveler Credit toward your next trip — an average of $189. No set Friendship Force program on this cruise.
Easy activity level
Journey number 15450.
Coordinator: Laura Romero, FFI - laura@friendshipforce.org

See: https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/christmas-markets-along-the-rhine/?utm_source=Members+List&utm_campaign=63b75412ac-DECEMBER_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-63b75412ac-86901893

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Language School

Friendship Force International has an exclusive partnership with MyLanguageExchange.com, and it’s a great match. On www.MyLanguageExchange.com, you can practice a new language by communicating with a native speaker through online voice chats, text chats or email - great assets to take with you when you travel the world. Consider joining My Language Exchange to start practicing a new language before your next exchange. Friendship Force conducts a small number of language-learning themed exchanges every year. Read more about them on the FFI website, or contact Kathy Thomas for more information: kthomas@thefriendshipforce.org.

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Dave Kalan: As the Exchange Director for the USA Eco-Exchange, I invite you to consider and promote our eco-exchanges as they are introduced.

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See additional special exchanges in USA, Europe.


2019 Festival at Sea!
15-Day South American Passage from
Argentina to Chile Aboard the Zandaam
February 21 to March 8, 2019

ALL ABOARD FOR FRIENDSHIP AND FJORDS!
Join us on the second installment of Friendship Force's Festival at Sea cruises! This fifteen-day Voyage aboard the Zaandam will be one of the greatest cruising experiences anywhere, with spectacular scenery and wildlife: fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, volcanoes, penguins, eagles, and whales. Whether you come alone or with friends, you will be right at home with your fellow Friendship Force travelers during this two-week voyage of workshops, team-building activities, and of course, plenty of sightseeing in each of our ports-of-call!
We will visit the following locations:

- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- Puerto Madryn, Argentina
- Stanley/Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas
- Strait Of Magellan
- Punta Arenas, Chile
- Cockburn Channel
- Beagle Channel
- Daylight Cruising Glacier Alley
- Ushuaia, Argentina
- Scenic Cruising Cape Horn
- Canal Sarmiento
- Chilean Fjords
- Puerto Montt, Chile
- San Antonio (Santiago), Chile

View a day-by-day itinerary on the Friendship Force catalog!
Prices start at $2,684 USD

- Interior cabins from $2,684 for double; $4,033 for single
- Oceanview cabins from $2,884 for double; $4,383 for single
- Vista Suite Verandah cabins from $4,434 for double; $7,983 for single
- Mid-ship Vista Suites from $4,854 for double; $8,823 for single

*All above prices include FFI Fee.
Flyer: https://friendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FAS-2019-Flyer.pdf

Online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/SNmCTOTmSqCVOMY53

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See our website and the FFI website for other places you can go. Remember you can join other clubs if they have room for you. If you see a Journey that interests you, be sure to contact the Coordinator as soon as possible, as trips may fill up, or they may cancel if those in charge don't have enough people and don't know about your interest.https://friendshipforce.org/journeys/.

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Phone and fax: 214- 699-7574 
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