Events and Inbound & Outbound Journeys


Events refer to local events for membership. There are meetings which you can review on our Calendar page.


Since 1977, a travel exchange movement pioneered by Friendship Force International has given people the unique opportunity to connect in ways that transcend boundaries to promote goodwill, respect, and understanding.

Recently, we have transitioned to using the more transformational term “journey,” since we no longer conduct “exchanges” and “journey” is better suited to the amazing programs our members plan and experience as they journey to become a temporary citizen for a few days through our home hospitality program. We think this gets you straight to the heart of a country and its people.

This kind of intimate, life changing experience may not be for everyone, but for thousands of Friendship Force members worldwide, the personal relationships we’ve established are a powerful and authentic way to impact positive change and empathy around the world.

Inbound Journeys

Inbound Journeys are how we refer to hosting. Invite travelers from other places into your own home and proudly share your culture with them. One of the best ways to promote global understanding across the barriers that separate people is to host an ambassador in your home. Show them your community, city, country and culture, and learn about theirs over meals, laughter, and shared experiences.

Outbound Journeys

Outbound Journeys are how we refer to traveling. Travel the world. Be welcomed into someone’s home. Immerse yourself in their local culture. We also organize Outbound Journeys to locations nationally.