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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 / Global Journeys
Humanitarian / Volunteer
Festivals
Special Interests
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

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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Northern California Birding
October 11 - 18, 2019
Cost $575 includes: Lodging (Sacramento Club), transportation during the Journey, entrance fees, and most (but not all) meals.
Journey #14272
Contact: Chris Smith, FF Sacramento - smithinsac@gmail.com

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Edmonton & Area and Manitoba, Canada, and Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
August 1 to 27, 2019
Cost:$1,050 includes FFI Fees/Host Fees
Contact Teresa Whitters: twffss@outlook.com

The FF Southern Sydney club is excited at the opportunity of a triple Journey in August 2019 to Canada and the east coast of the USA. If you decide to join us, you will have the chance to see diverse parts of Canada, starting in Edmonton near the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, which you could visit en route if you so desired. Then we fly to the central province of Manitoba near Lake Winnipeg. The Canadian countryside and its people are a joy to experience.

After a five-day individual break where everyone will be “doing their own thing,” we will gather in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. This area is rife with the history of the American Civil War and has Amish and Mennonite communities which we will visit. We also have the chance to enjoy Hershey chocolates amongst many other cultural and culinary pleasures. Some of us will be visiting nearby Washington and possibly staying in New York either during the break or after the Journeys have been completed. The choice is yours!

Please contact Teresa Whitters if you are interested in these Journeys or have any questions. We currently have space for 8 ambassadors, and we’d love to meet and travel with you.

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Explore the North Sea Coast with FF Varel
July 7 - 14, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights
$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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Berlin, Schwerin, and Norderstedt, Germany
with FF Greater Omaha club
August 24 - September 8, 2019
16 Days / 15 Nights
August 24, 2019 – September 8, 2019
Cost: $1200 USD includes: Four nights accommodation in Berlin before the actual homestay, a full day tour in Berlin, a river cruise lunch in Berlin on day two, FFI fees, host fees for the home stays in Schwerin and Norderstedt, travel cost within Germany. $400.00 deposit.
Meeting in Berlin on Aug 24. The group will tour Berlin together.
Norderstedt is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
Schwerin is about 100 km east of Hamburg, situated in former East Germany. Schwerin is the state capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and has about 100,000 inhabitants. It is surrounded by many lakes and woods, not far from the Baltic Sea.
At the end of the Journey, travel by train back to Hamburg for our flight back home or continue on your Journey
Journey #15070
Contact: Joy Schaal- joyhugs100945@gmail.com

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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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Discover Iceland
October 1 - 7, 2019
7 Days / 6 Nights Program and Itinerary:
Cost: $2932 USD*
Coordinator: Rose Schultz - roses@jswtech.com
Journey #15107.
Arrive into KEF airport by 7 AM or the day before, or iIf you would like to arrive a day early, an additional night in the hotel is $138/person in a double room (including breakfast).
20% deposit
* Price differs depending on the number of people: 16 participants: $2,932/person; 14 participants: $2,984/person; 12 participants: $3,055/person; 10 participants: $3,114/person; 9 participants: $3,349/person.

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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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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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Bangkok, Thailand and Vietnam with FF Northern Illinois Club
October 12 – November 3, 2019
23 Days / 22 Nights
Cost: $4142 USD includes: FFI and host fees, most admissions & meals, accommodations, in-country transportation, and tour fees.
Journey number 15042.
Contact: Dave & Pat Meyer - davidcmeyer@sbcglobal.net

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Explore Myanmar with Laos option
14 Days / 13 Nights
October 15 -  29, 2019 / November 3
$3000 USD includes: FFI and tour fees, tips, and domestic airfare.
Optional extension to Laos: $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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Jewels of Kenya with Whidbey Island club

Optional safari * October 24 to November 3, 2019
11 Days / 10 Nights
October 24, 2019 – November 3, 2019
Cost: $1579 USD includes: FFI and host fees, transfer upon arrival, five-night homestay, welcome & farewell parties, return train fares from Nairobi to Mombasa, four nights half board in a 5-star hotel (local rating) in Mombasa - sharing of a double room, two lunches in Mombasa, and drinking water throughout. Visits and activities as per the itinerary.
Contact: Shirley Hauck- vhauck@whidbey.net
Journey #15452.
* Optional safari extension: 8 days and 7 nights in Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara National Park. Cost of this extension is $1659. (Single accommodation is an additional $280).

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Cairo and Jordan with FF Northeast Ohio Club
October 23 – November 7, 2019
16 Days / 15 Nights
Your first week will be home-hosted by members of FF Cairo, where you will enjoy opportunities to make new friends, or perhaps rekindle old friendships. Week two consists of a private, 8-day tour of Egypt and Jordan. *
Cost: $2700 USD includes: FFI and host fee, welcome and farewell dinners, local excursions (possibly including Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Alexandria National Museum, Khan el-Khalili bazaar district, and the Grand Egyptian Museum, if open). Also includes the 8-day private tour of Egypt and Jordan after the homestay week. NOT INCLUDED: Round-trip air fare from home country to Cairo and from Amman.
Wait list only.
Journey #15213
Contact: Jackie Herriman - jamahohe@oh.rr.com.
* The Oct. 31 - Nov. 7 private tour of Egypt and Jordan is optional. If choosing NOT to participate in this 8-day add-on, the cost of the one-week home-hosted Journey in Cairo is $700 USD. First preference for filling this Journey will be to those individuals interested in BOTH the 7-day home stay AND 8-day added tour. For those interested in ONLY the homestay or ONLY the added tour, please advise and you will be placed on a waiting list.

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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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Guadeloupe, Caribbean
October 19 - 27, 2019 *
9 Days / 8 Nights
Cost: $700 USD includes: Everything related to the Journey: FFI and host fees, entrances, meals, excursions, and transport as per the program
Journey #15238.
Contact: Sharon Lavenberg - lavenbergsca@gmail.com


* October 12 to 19 there is an optional pre-Journey stay in Guadeloupe to complement activities during Journey. This extension would include hotel accommodation, meals, visits, excursions with an English-speaking guide, and transportation. Prices and program are currently being negotiated by the Journey Coordinator - full information will be available soon.

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Exploring South of Brazil (Curitiba) with FF Ribeirao Preto Club
October 20, 2019 – November 3, 2019
15 Days / 14 Nights
Cost: $2100 USD includes: FFI and host fee, ($250 host fee for the Curitiba must be hand-carried by each ambassador), internal flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguaçu and from Foz do Iguaçu to Porto Alegre, tours, hotels, and transportation, some meals, and tips.*
Journey #15481.
Contact: Helcio Lanzoni - hlanzoni@teseprime.org

*A $250 fee will be added if an ambassador wishes to have a single room for 3 nights from Oct. 29-Oct. 31 in Gramado;
*If ambassadors prefer a double-occupancy room instead of a 4-person cabin for Nov. 1-2 at the Moradas dos Canyons hotel, a total fee of $350 fee will be added for those 2 nights


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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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Outdoor Adventure: South Taranaki and Taupo, New Zealand with FF Taupo, NZ Club
November 4 - 20, 2019
17 Days / 16 Nights
Activity level: Must be fit. Includes:
The Journey to your first home-hosting in Taranaki includes:
- Visit to the famous Waitomo glow-worm caves and the Otorohanga Kiwi House
- Mount Taranaki - round-trip from Dawson Falls
- Climbing Mount Paritutu followed by a beach walk and boat trip to view the seal colony
- Admiring the bush and birds at the Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve
- Visiting the local Envirofur possum fur products factory and the Tawhiti Museum
- Beach walking from Ohawe to Waihi beaches enjoying the sea life

- Tongariro National Park with dual UNESCO World Heritage status covering "mixed cultural and natural values."
- Two nights at the world-famous hotel, The Chateau, on the side of Mount Ruapehu. Explore with local walks, or go high up the mountain on the gondolas, or, if you are really adventurous, you may choose to do the
- Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 19.4km tramp up and over Mount Tongariro, described as one of the best one-day walks in the world. (Note that there will be a transport cost for this).
- Near Taupo, we stop at the famous trout capital of Turangi where we ride the mountain bike trail and whitewater raft down the Tongariro River.

Taupo - adventure capital in New Zealand with many options, and we start with an outdoor sports day, including golf putting and driving, archery, and clay target shooting. Also:
- Aussie triathlon: canoe ride down the mighty Waikato River, forest walk through the trees and bush, followed by a bike ride along the river with an experienced guide. You will learn about one of the first geothermal power stations in the world, Prawn Park, local flora and fauna, and the river itself. We will also be able to view the Aratiatia Rapids.
- Free day with choices: a bungee jump, a sky dive, a parasail, a helicopter or float plane ride, a boat ride on our great lake, or trout fishing. You may decide to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing again, or a hike or bike ride on one of the many area trails. You could also just take time out to enjoy Taupo’s lakefront café culture. Note that any cost involved for these activities is not included in the overall fee.

Rotorua - two nights and enjoy the many wonders of the city:
- Guided tour, with Maori experience at Whakarewarewa
- A tree-top walk, a visit to the beautiful Rotorua gardens which will be in spring bloom, and maybe gondola ride or one of many other thermal city's heritage.

From Rotorua, you make your own plans: return to Auckland and home, or to other places in New Zealand like Queenstown or the South Island.
Cost: $1960 USD includes: FFI and host fees, as well as all internal costs.
Journey #15244.
Contact: Colin Ridge - colinjanet123@gmail.com

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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.)


See Catalog

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

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Habitat for Humanity Global Village - Moinesti, Romania with FF Bucharest Day-Hosting Option
FF Florida Suncoast is offering a unique Journey opportunity to expand efforts of global collaboration and goodwill, through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity - Global Village
August 30 – September 11, 2019
12 Days / 11 Nights
Cost: $1700 USD includes: FFI fees, housing, all meals, water and snacks while on the build site; local transportation to and from the airport in Bucharest; cultural and sightseeing activities to help you understand the place and the people; medical and evacuation insurance; a U.S. Global Village Volunteer Handbook for Romania; and a donation to Habitat for Humanity. Your airfare to and from Bucharest is not included. Lodging, meals and other costs for the add-on in Bucharest from September 7-11 would be at your own expense.
Lodging, meals and other cost for the day-hosting add-on with FF Bucharest from September 7 to 11 would be at your own expense.
We will be collaborating with Habitat for Humanity in a Global Village experience, constructing a home for citizens living in Moinesti. Florida Suncoast Club is the FIRST Friendship Force club to be involved in this joint venture with Habitat.
There will be three work days beginning about 8:30 am and ending at 3:00 pm, with lunch and snack breaks.
The only physical requirements are the ability to lift 15 pounds and be on your feet for two hours at a time. Previous construction experience is not required.
Journey #15479.
Contact: Chuck & Betty Oldanie - boldanie@tampabay.rr.com

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Global Art and Bumba Meu Boi Festival in Brazil (FF Fortaleza)pan>
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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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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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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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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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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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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Northern California Birding
October 11 - 18, 2019
Cost $575 includes: Lodging (Sacramento Club), transportation during the Journey, entrance fees, and most (but not all) meals.
Journey #14272
Contact: Chris Smith, FF Sacramento - smithinsac@gmail.com

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



Upcoming Cruises with Holland-American





More details coming on both these cruises. NOTE: Air credit applied only to those booking during this past South American cruise.

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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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