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






Wouldn't it be great if you got an email just because a Journey to your favorite place had an opening?

Click here to view the WORLD OF FRIENDS catalog

These 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.

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 or to get more information:
https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/journeys  or  https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/journeys-and-eflyers/)

NOTE: Discover, Festivals and Global Journeys often do not include homestays or offer limited homestays only.
NOTE: Costs do not include the cost of transportation to the Journey city.

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Journey Opportunities

USA
Canada
Europe
Middle East/Asia
Africa
Central/South America (and Caribbean)
Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific
Special Interests
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.

UPDATE: Because of travel restrictions due to Covid-16 Virus, please contact Journey Coordinator for cancellation information. Most Journeys in 2020 have been cancelled.

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USA

Winnipeg, Canada and Twin Cities, MN USA with Los Angeles club
May 6-20, 2020
May 6-13 7 nights home hosting FF Winnipeg, Canada
May 13-20 7 nights home hosting FF Twin Cities, MN USA
Cost: $850 including FFI and Host Fees. We will travel by air between Winnipeg and Twin Cities.
Airfare to and from destinations and between Winnipeg and Twin Cities is additional.
Journey #20308.
12 spaces. Activity level moderate.
 
Join members of Friendship Force Los Angeles on a Journey to Winnipeg, Canada and Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. Winnipeg, known as the "Gateway to the West" is the capital of the prairie province of Manitoba. There is much to do and see in this multicultural city. The historic areas of the Forks offers shops, restaurants and green space dedicated to festivals, concerts and exhibits and the Exchange District is known for its numerous art galleries and early 20th Century architecture.
After seven days of home hosting by members of FF Winnipeg, we will travel to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul.) We will explore this land of many lakes, parks, gardens and much more with our friends from the FF Twin Cities , MN club.
Each of these week-long journeys will include a welcome event, dinner parties in member's homes, local cultural events, seeing the sights, learning about our new friends and what makes the places they call home special, and concludes with a Farewell event.
Contact Pat Gomez: pg.fflaclub@gmail.com

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/minnesota-twin-cities-usa-and-winnipeg-canada/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada & Columbia Cascade, Oregon, USA with FF Mount Barker & Districts (Australia)
May 20-June 7, 2020
19 Days / 18 Nights
May 20-26, 2020 - Calgary
May 27-31, 2020 - OPTIONAL TOUR
OPTIONAL tour package between homestays: Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon via Vancouver Island.
Includes four nights in hotels, two ferries, and a rail journey. Contact the Journey Coordinator for pricing and additional information.
June 1-7, 2020 - Columbia Cascade - including Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Cost: $650 USD includes FFI and host fees.
Journey #20111.
6 spaces. Activity level moderate.
Contact David Adams, FF Mount Barker & Districts: adamilne@adam.com.au

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/calgary-alberta-canada-columbia-cascade-oregon-usa/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Outdoor Adventure in Nebraska (Omaha)
July 12-19, 2020
For parents/grandparents with their children/grandchildren ages 12 and over.
8 Days / 7 Nights
Cost: $550 USD includes: FFI and host fees, lodging, transportation during the Journey, entrance fees, and most (but not all) meals.
Journey #20343. Activity level - Active
This active Journey caters to parents/grandparents with their children/grandchildren ages 12 and over.
We will visit the Henry Doorly Zoo, Fontanelle Forest,TreeRush Adventure Park, Durham Museum, Downtown Durham, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, and more!
Home hosting will be provided by FF Greater Omaha and feature potlucks and picnics.
20 spaces
Contact: Joy Schaal, FF Greater Omaha - joyhugs100945@gmail.com

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/outdoor-adventure-in-nebraska/

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Escape to Wisconsin by Bike! (Madison, WI)
September 14-21, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights Program and Itinerary:
Journey #20316. Activity level - Active
Cost: $600 USD includes: FFI and host fees, rides, welcome dinner, lunch allowance, final charity ride, and trail pass. Does NOT include rental bike, which, if needed, is about $100 to $125 for a week.

Bring your own favorite bike, or rent a bike locally to make everything easier.
Ride mostly along a mix of paved and limestone bike trails (no traffic). Suitable for any bike other than skinny road bikes.
All rides will have a short and long option (up to about 25 miles or up to about 40 to 50 miles).
Most rides will be mainly flat with a few rolling hills - easy to moderate biking.
Contact: Hank Weiss, FF Wisconsin-Madison - weiss.hank@gmail.com

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/escape-to-wisconsin-by-bike/
UPDATE: Waiting list only

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Super Regional Conference for the Midwest,Southwest and Great Lakes Regions
September 18 - 20, 2020
UPDATE 4/7/2020: This conference has been cancelled

Cost:$175 for early registration
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown, 12 Sixth Street South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412
(Watch for details on how to register and link to make hotel reservations at reduced conference rates )
Host Club: Minnesota-Twin Cities
125 spaces
Journey # 20307
Contact: Rita Mays - ritamnffi@yahoo.com

Tentative Schedule:
Friday, September 18th Delegates arrive and register 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
President’s Leadership Meeting 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Welcome Reception for all Delegates 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Dinner on your own. Sign up for optional Dinner Groups at local restaurants.
Saturday, September 19th Opening Ceremony at 9:00 AM.
Plenary Sessions until 12:30 PM. Keynote speaker Jeremi Snook, CEO and President of Friendship Force International, Allison Lindsey FF VP- Member Engagement and others.
Lunch in Hotel included. Workshops 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM offer hands-on learning and sharing how toimprove our clubs, journeys and program operations, and discussions onchallenging issues.
Dinner on your own. Sign up for optional Dinner Groups at local restaurants.
Sunday, September 20th Plenary sessions 9:00 AM – 12:30 AM.
Speakers on Global Consciousness and Cultural Awareness.
Closing Ceremony by FF MN Twin Cities.

Pre-Conference Tour – The North Shore of Lake Superior (September 14-17, $525) and other pre-conference activities arranged by the FF of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

More details to come. Registration opens March 1, 2020

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African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C
October 25-November 1, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights with National Capitol club
Cost: $700 USD includes FFI and host fees, transportation to program sights, a welcome brunch, farewell dinner, blues performance and dinner, theater and music performances, dinner before theater, entry to museums, and tour guides.
*Please note that this is an estimate and depends on the costs of theater and musical performance tickets
Not included: transportation to Washington, D.C., lunches, or drinks at meals other than the welcome and farewell events.
Journey #20406.
16 spaces. Activity level active.
Coordinators: Chuck Goldfarb, Lydia Curtis, Darryl Smith, and Donald Burch III
Contact: CHUCKLESGOLD@VERIZON.NET

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/african-american-history-and-culture-in-washington-d-c/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Canada

Winnipeg, Canada and Twin Cities, MN USA with Los Angeles club
May 6-20, 2020
May 6-13 7 nights home hosting FF Winnipeg, Canada
May 13-20 7 nights home hosting FF Twin Cities, MN USA
Cost: $850 including FFI and Host Fees. We will travel by air between Winnipeg and Twin Cities.
Airfare to and from destinations and between Winnipeg and Twin Cities is additional.
Journey #20308.
12 spaces. Activity level moderate.

Join members of Friendship Force Los Angeles on a Journey to Winnipeg, Canada and Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA. Winnipeg, known as the "Gateway to the West" is the capital of the prairie province of Manitoba. There is much to do and see in this multicultural city. The historic areas of the Forks offers shops, restaurants and green space dedicated to festivals, concerts and exhibits and the Exchange District is known for its numerous art galleries and early 20th Century architecture.
After seven days of home hosting by members of FF Winnipeg, we will travel to the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and Saint Paul.) We will explore this land of many lakes, parks, gardens and much more with our friends from the FF Twin Cities , MN club.
Each of these week-long journeys will include a welcome event, dinner parties in member's homes, local cultural events, seeing the sights, learning about our new friends and what makes the places they call home special, and concludes with a Farewell event.
Contact Pat Gomez: pg.fflaclub@gmail.com

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/minnesota-twin-cities-usa-and-winnipeg-canada/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada & Columbia Cascade, Oregon, USA with FF Mount Barker & Districts
May 20-June 7, 2020
19 Days / 18 Nights
May 20-26, 2020 - Calgary
May 27-31, 2020 - OPTIONAL TOUR
OPTIONAL tour package between homestays: Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon via Vancouver Island.
Includes four nights in hotels, two ferries, and a rail journey. Contact the Journey Coordinator for pricing and additional information.
June 1-7, 2020 - Columbia Cascade - including Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Cost: $650 USD includes FFI and host fees.
Journey #20111.
6 spaces. Activity level moderate.
Contact David Adams, FF Mount Barker & Districts: adamilne@adam.com.au

More at:  https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/calgary-alberta-canada-columbia-cascade-oregon-usa/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Montreal and Niagara, Canada with FF Central Arizona
June 5-17, 2020
Cost: Estimated cost of 2 week homestays and ground travel without airfare -about $1100 USD
Estimated cost of optional Quebec City tour - about $ 900 US
6 spaces
Journey #20123
Contact: Bill Krambill - kram01@gmail.com

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Europe

Korolev and Russia's Ancient Cities (homestay in Korolev)
May 23-June 6, 2020
15 Days / 14 Nights
Cost: $2550 USD includes FFI and host fees, bus tour of Golden Ring, hotel (double accommodation), meals in program, and entrance fees.
Journey #20098. 15 spaces.
Activity level moderate.
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/korolev-and-russias-ancient-cities/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Glimpses of English History

June 3-17, 2020
15 Days / 14 Nights
Isle of Wight, Manchester (excursion to Chester)
Cost: $935 USD includes: FFI and host fees, homestays with members of the club or friends, breakfasts and evening meals with some lunches, admission fees to museums and sites, English-speaking guides, all travel on the Island, and transfer from the Isle of Wight to Manchester in spacious minibus.
Journey #20136. Activity level - moderate
Contact: David Burns - smokieinva@gmail.com
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/glimpses-of-english-history/

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Best of Scotland with FF Greater Des Moines
12 Days / 11 Nights
August 29, 2020 – September 9, 2020
Journey # 20407
24 spaces. Activity level - Active
Cost: $3724 USD includes: FFI fees, 10 nights in handpicked hotels, breakfast daily, one lunch, four dinners with beer or wine, an expert Tour Director, a private deluxe motor coach, and guided sightseeing and select entrance fees.
Single supplement is $750 USD. Does NOT include: Gratuities for English speaking guides/drivers
Optional Edinburgh extension - $549, an additional cost of $200 if you would like a private room.
Contact Shelley Bain: shelleybain@centurylink.net
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/best-of-scotland/

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Krasnogorsk and Velikiy Novgorod, Russia
16 Days / 15 Nights
September 10-25, 2020
Journey # 20409.
Cost: $2500 USD includes: FFI and homehost fees, entrance fees in itinerary, transportation (bus/train), transfer to/from airport, and double accommodation hotel.
12 Spaces. Activity Level Active
Optional extension to St. Petersburg (5 days, 4 nights). Please contact Journey Coordinator for more information.
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/krasnogorsk-and-velikiy-novgorod-russia/

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Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova
September 29 - October 14, 2020
FFI Journey
Cost TBD
UPDATE 4/15/2020: This Journey to Eastern Europe will be assessed during the summer prior to any deposits becoming non-refundable for viability.

Hi!
From September 29 through October 14, 2020, I will serve as journey coordinator for a FFI trip to Bulgaria, Romania, and Moldova. As this is not a Dallas FF tour it will not be possible to have a registration period exclusively for our club. Probably the tour will be listed in the FFI catalog soon. Consequently, this advance notice is being provided. We anticipate spending time with FF of Bucharest (Romania). Any member who is interested may contact me for a copy of the itinerary.
Contact: Jim Kerr - Judgejwkerr@gmail.com

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Middle East / Asia

Ota-Gunma, Tokyo, and Kyoto, Japan with Greater Lansing
May 9-22, 2020
Cost: $2865
Journey #20094
6 spaces
Contact: Jill Murphy - jlmurphy10@comcast.net

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Korolev and Russia's Ancient Cities (homestay in Korolev)
May 23-June 6, 2020
15 Days / 14 Nights
$2550 USD includes FFI and host fees, bus tour of Golden Ring, hotel (double accommodation), meals in program, and entrance fees.
Journey #20098. 15 spaces.
Activity level moderate.
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/korolev-and-russias-ancient-cities/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Global Youth Journey to Japan
Tokyo - excursion to Hiroshima
June 5-15, 2020
11 Days / 10 Nights
Cost: $1370 USD includes: FFI and host fees, all meals, and almost all transportation and entrance fees (except during free time).
Journey #20130. Activity level - moderate
Contact: Noriko Kanamoto, FFI - noriko@friendshipforce.org
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/global-youth-journey-to-japan-2/

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Discover Mongolia and Ulan-Ude, Russia
15 Days / 14 Nights
July 24, 2020 – August 7, 2020
Journey # 20153.
Cost: $2500 USD includes FFI and host fees, meals, transportation, entrance tickets, tour to Yurt Camp, and tour to Lake Baikal.
15 spaces. Activity level - Moderate
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-mongolia-and-siberia/

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Discover Mongolia and Ulan-Ude, Russia
15 Days / 14 Nights
August 10-25, 2020
Journey # 20266.
Cost: $2500 USD includes FFI and host fees, meals, transportation, entrance tickets, tour to Yurt Camp, and tour to Lake Baikal.
15 spaces. Activity level - Moderate
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/discover-mongolia-and-ulan-ude-russia-august-10-25-2020/

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Krasnogorsk and Velikiy Novgorod, Russia
16 Days / 15 Nights
September 10-25, 2020
Journey # 20409.
Cost: $2500 USD includes: FFI and homehost fees, entrance fees in itinerary, transportation (bus/train), transfer to/from airport, and double accommodation hotel.
12 Spaces. Activity Level Active
Optional extension to St. Petersburg (5 days, 4 nights). Please contact Journey Coordinator for more information.
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/krasnogorsk-and-velikiy-novgorod-russia/

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Legends and Treasures of Armenia
12 Days / 11 Nights
September 14-25, 2020
Journey # 20278
Cost: $1800 USD includes: FFI and homehost fees, transportation during Journey, meals, tour to different area in Armenia, welcome and farewell party
15 spaces. Activity level Active
Contact Oyuna Sengeeva, FFI: oyuna@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/legends-and-treasures-of-armenia/

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Africa

None listed right now.

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Central / South America

Nor Peru, Peru (homestay in Trujillo) with FF Kern County
May 5 -11, 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights
Optional trip to Cuzco, Macchu Piccu May 11 -18 and Lima (homestay) - May 19-20
Cost: $560 USD includes FFI and host fees, but NOT airfare or optional extensions. Contact Coordinator for pricing on options.
Journey #20075
6 spaces. Activity level moderate.
Contact Indiana Schenkman: ischenkman47@gmail.com
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/nor-peru-peru-2/?utm_source=Friendship+Force+Members+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=342d855c8b-FEBRUARY_JOURNEY_CATALOG_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5feca96946-342d855c8b-86901893

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Mundo Maya de Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico with FF Memphis
May 11-17, 2020
UPDATE 4/7/2020: This Journey has been cancelled.

Cost: est $1000 (The price is an estimate based on FFI fee, anticipated club fee, supplement for coordinator and $500 airfare.)
A probable optional extension of three or four days, with itierary and costs TBD.
Journey #20074
10 spaces
Contact: Rick Thomas - richardkthomas@att.net

The program will feature visits to Sumidero Canyon (see below), the colonial cities of Chiapa de Corzo and San Cristobal de las Casas, and the Mayan ruins at Palenque among other sites. Also included are wildlife preserves, spectacular scenery, historical and archaeological sites and museums.

  

The price is $350 host club fees, $170 FFI fee, and $75 to $100 to subsidize the JC (Total $620 top). The club fee is slightly higher than usual because it includes 2 nights of hotel stay because of travel to visit historic sites.

Memphis has agreed to hold 9 spaces for FFD and Dallas members have responded to fill these spaces.

UPDATE 3/14/2020: This Journey has had some cancellations. Contact Rick Thomas for information.

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Ribeirão Preto, Curitiba, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with FF Missouri-St. Louis
May 11-24, 2020
May 11-12: Spend two days in Rio de Janeiro
14 Days / 13 Nights
7 Spaces. Activity level: active
Journey #20108
Cost: $1315 USD includes FFI and host fees for Ribeirao Preto and Curitiba and domestic flights.
Contact Dory Lamont, FF Missouri-St. Louis: dorylamont@yahoo.com

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Belo Horizonte and Itanhaem, Brazil with FF Greater Des Moines
May 17-30, 2020
14 Days / 13 Nights
Cost: $675 USD includes: FFI and host fees for both clubs
6 spaces. Activity level moderate
Journey # 20330
Contact Pat Headley: guthriep41@yahoo.com
See more at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/belo-horizonte-and-itanhaem-brazil/

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Art, Culture, and Gastronomy in Belem and Sao Paulo, Brazil
June 10-21, 2020
12 Days / 11 Nights
Cost: $1990 USD includes: FFI and host fees and flight from Belem to Sao Paulo.
Journey #20141.
Activity level - Active
Spaces Available: 6 seats for the tour only part of the Journey (Salvador and Manaus)
OPTIONAL TOUR: June 3-9 to Salvador and Amazon Village Lodge (cost: $1890 USD. An additional $170 for flight from Manaus to Belem.)
Contact: James Dillon, FF Dayton - llamajed@gmail.com
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/art-culture-and-gastronomy-in-belem-and-sao-paulo-brazil/

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Bumba-Meu-Boi Festival and Lençóis Maranhenses with FF São Luis, Brazil
June 14 - 22, 2020
9 Days / 8 Nights
$895 USD includes: FFI and host fees, welcome and farewell dinners, activities, hotel in Barreirinhas, and transportation to and tour of Lençóis Maranhenses National Park.
16 spaces. Activity level active
Journey # 20388
Contact Thiago de Lorena Fábio: thiago.fbio@hotmail.com
See more at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/bumba-meu-boi-festival-and-lencois-maranhenses-with-ff-sao-luis-brazil/

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Eco-Journey in Brazil
August 7-24, 2020
Brazil's Pantanal - hiking, birdwatching, snorkeling, and exploring the flora and fauna in the eco-tourism center of Brazil, then Ribeirão Preto.
17 Days / 16 Nights
Cost: $3100 USD includes: FFI and host fees, 15 nights, all meals, activities, ground transfers, gratuities, and English speaking guide for eco-tour; most meals and activities during homestay.
Journey #20268. Activity level - Active
Contact: Vicki Vance, FF Baton Rouge - brlacolibri@gmail.com
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/eco-journey-in-brazil/

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Fiestas Patrias in Mexico - Tuxla-Guittierz
9 Days / 8 Nights
September 13, 2020 – September 21, 2020
Journey #20393
24 spaces. Activity level Moderate
Cost: $1035 USD includes: FFI and homehost fees, chartered transportation to Palenque with snacks and water, accommodation at the hotel including breakfast, service charge, & taxes.
Does NOT include: Gratuities for English-speaking guides/drivers
Contact Hemily Nogueira: FFI - hemily@friendshipforce.org
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/fiestas-patrias-in-mexico/

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Australia / New Zealand

Christchurch, NZ with Madison WI club
April 23-30, 2020
Cost: around $500 plus your international airfare
Five (5) spaces available.
Apply: applications by email or mail plus $25 non-refundable application fee to Daniel
Contact: Daniel Eggerding, NZ Ambassador Coordinator - de_news@hotmail.com

From Daniel:
I would suggest that you fly Air New Zealand round trip to Auckland and then round trip to Christchurch the same day. You must be in Christchurch on Thursday April 23, 2020 and you can leave Christchurch on/after Thursday April 30, 2020.

You may want to come two days early just to avoid any flight cancellation troubles and to overcome jet lag before the you meet your hosts. My brother and I are staying an extra 4 weeks in New Zealand to see the sights. You might want to do something like that, too.

1. First step is for you to print out and complete the Ambassador-Application-and-Agreement, sign it and mail it to me ASAP to save you a place. This is a binding agreement so it must be mailed to me with $25 US check for administration costs. This cannot be refunded.
You can also get an online application to complete by clicking:
https://www.thefriendshipforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ambassador-Application-and-Agreement.pdf

You can email this to me and send the check separately.

2. After that, I will review it for complete info.

3. Then you will get a call from Maureen Kind, my assistant, and get interviewed as a potential Ambassador, as required by FFI.

4. If you pass that, you're part of the journey!

5. I will then need:
* Photo copy of your Passport page with your picture on it.
* A photo of you from the waist up. (example attached)
* A biography of you to send to Hosts. (example attached)
* Your flight information after you buy your tickets, especially when you will arrive in Christchurch where our journey is centered on.

Here are some Christchurch links to get you excited. Remember they say Christchurch is more English than the English!

https://www.christchurchattractions.nz/

https://www.christchurchattractions.nz/christchurch_gondola/

International Antarctic Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand:
https://www.newzealand.com/int/plan/business/international-antarctic-centre/

Welcome and thanks for joining us!

Daniel Eggerding,
NZ Ambassador Coordinator
de_news@hotmail.com

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Gold Coast, Australia and Horowhenua, New Zealand
with FF Oklahoma club
May 2020

FF Oklahoma is looking for ambassadors for a journey to FF Gold Coast, Australia and FF Horowhenua, NZ (north of Wellington on North Island) in May 2020.

Journey fee for both clubs is still to be determined but will be $640-740+ (FFI fee $340; Hosting fees of $300-400) plus earned seat fee, administration fee, and contingency fee. International airfare, travel/medical insurance, and any extensions/trips before or afterward are extra.

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Geneva Hancock at genevahancock7@gmail.com

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Follow the Fault Line - Christchurch, Wellington and Napier, NZ
Sept 3-23, 2020
21 Days / 20 Nights
Cost: $1950 USD includes FFI and host fees.
15 spaces
Activity level: active
Journey #20180
Contact: Jan Harrison, FF Christchurch - jandavid@snap.net.nz
See: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/follow-the-fault-line/

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Active Outdoor Adventure with FF Sunshine Coast
October 15 - 22, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights
Cost: $725 USD includes FFI and host fees, bus transfers (pickup and departure to and from Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, and the wetlands cruise departure site), all meals except one lunch, all equipment hires and delivery – including quality mountain bikes, kayaks, and bodyboards.
20 spaces. Activity level active
Contact Mike McFarlane, FF Sunshine Coast: mikemcf8@gmail.com

This Journey highlights the outdoor lifestyle utilizing beautiful ocean beaches and water ways, rainforests and trails, as well as heritage, culture, and unique flora and fauna. Activities will include scenic walks, coastal cycling, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, bush walking and mountain biking. Leisure day activities will permit ambassadors to select from a wide range of activities that suit their individual interests with opportunities to visit the world-famous Australia Zoo, Sea Life Marine Aquarium, go birdwatching with experts or just chill out at the beach
See more at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/active-outdoor-adventure-with-ff-sunshine-coast/

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Special Interest

Global Youth Journey to Japan - Tokyo - excursion to Hiroshima
June 5-15, 2020 -- 11 Days / 10 Nights
Cost: $1370 USD includes: FFI and host fees, all meals, and almost all transportation and entrance fees (except during free time).
Journey #20130. Activity level - moderate
Contact: Noriko Kanamoto, FFI - noriko@friendshipforce.org
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/global-youth-journey-to-japan-2/

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Escape to Wisconsin by Bike! (Madison)
September 14-21, 2020
8 Days / 7 Nights Program and Itinerary:
Journey #20316. Activity level - Active
Contact: Hank Weiss, FF Wisconsin-Madison - weiss.hank@gmail.com

Bring your own favorite bike, or rent a bike locally to make everything easier.
Ride mostly along a mix of paved and limestone bike trails (no traffic). Suitable for any bike other than skinny road bikes.
All rides will have a short and long option (up to about 25 miles or up to about 40 to 50 miles).
Most rides will be mainly flat with a few rolling hills - easy to moderate biking.
Cost: $600 USD includes: FFI and host fees, rides, welcome dinner, lunch allowance, final charity ride, and trail pass. Does NOT include rental bike, which, if needed, is about $100 to $125 for a week.

More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/escape-to-wisconsin-by-bike/

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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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Cruises

2020 Festival at Sea Cruise: Vancouver to Japan
(Holland America Noordam)
September 27 - October 12, 2020
Cruise from Vancouver, B.C., Canada and stop at two Alaskan port cities (inside passage, Ketchican, Juneau) before spending a week at sea, (Kushiro and Hokkaido, Japan) and ending in Yokohama, Japan. Your days at sea will be filled with social gatherings, workshops, presentations, and, of course, friendship-building opportunities!
15 Days / 14 Nights
Cost: $1399 USD includes: inside cabin (double-occupancy) and FFI fees. Starting prince: final pricing depends upon choice of cabin. Activity level - Easy.
Spaces available: 70+
Contact: Debbie Powell - debbie@friendshipforce.org
More at: https://www.friendshipforce.org/journeys/2020-festival-at-sea-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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